ASMR stands for Autonomic Sensory Meridian Response. It usually refers to the “tingling sensation” that extends from the head downward, which some experience in response to certain sounds, feelings, or descriptions. It could be a soft whisper, crumpled paper, or a light touch.
Now this is a new and fast-growing trend in youtube. Just type in a search for ASMR and you’ll be surprised by the number of videos, as well as the number of views. Of course, to create such videos you need special equipment. The most important is a binaural ASMR microphone. It is better to listen to such videos with good headphones.
What is ASMR? It is an acronym for “Autonomic Sensory Meridian Response” (which is not officially classified by science as a condition), which first began to be discussed on the Internet around the end of the first decade of the 2000s. For the most part, the words that make up the name speak for themselves, but you may wonder about meridian . Meridian usually refers to a high point of arousal, but technically it refers to any of the pathways through which the body’s vital energy flows according to the theory behind acupuncture. Autonomic also has a special meaning: it can refer to involuntary physiological responses or to the autonomic nervous system. which autonomously regulates bodily functions, including sexual arousal. However, ASMR is a non-sexual response. According to the modest respondents to the questionnaire on this topic, it is simply a tingling sensation that starts at the top of the head and goes down, and usually occurs when a person whispers quietly into the camera and makes random hand movements over objects.
How does ASMR work?
ASMR usually begins when people watch or listen to videos that contain their auditory or visual triggers. While watching, they will begin to feel a tingling sensation in their head, which may spread throughout their body and intensify. The sounds or videos that trigger ASMR vary from person to person, but usually fall into one of two categories: personal attention and repetitive tasks.
Personal attention triggers include role-playing, which ranges from a person just whispering into a microphone to someone brushing their hair.
Task-based triggers can include tapping fingers, crumpling paper, stirring food, or folding towels.
The most common ASMR triggers are whispers, distinct sounds and slow or repetitive movements, the sound of rain or a fire. About three-quarters of people participating in ASMR respond to a whisper. The commonality between ASMR sounds is their quiet, intimate nature . The sounds of someone drawing or painting are common triggers, whereas the noise of a rocket or a mixer is not.
ASMR videos can range in length from 15 minutes to almost three hours. They are designed to be long enough for the viewer to relax and even fall asleep while watching them.
How do I know if I can experience ASMR?
Most people are aware that they can experience ASMR as a child up to age 10, although the onset can occur as an adult. Although ASMR videos are very popular, the overall prevalence of ASMR is not yet known.
If you’re not sure if you have ASMR, try searching for “asmr” on YouTube . Some YouTube users with ASMRs (known as ASMRtists) have more than 100,000 subscribers and videos have millions of views. If you find a trigger that works for you, you can search for ASMR videos with that sound or image or keep exploring.
To enhance the ASMR experience, try listening in a quiet, relaxed place, such as a bedroom . Binaural headphones can also enhance the sound of ASMR.