I experience ASMR up and down the right side of my spine when someone whispers in my right ear...and thats it! Funny how certain parts of the body react to sounds.
What about you? Definitely check out this phenomenon if you haven't, its an amazing way to get to sleep faster and enjoy some peace in quiet in a whole new way!
A little bit, but not really. I can definitely feel something when I hear whispering, but I have to wear headphones while listening to it and even then the effect is very subdued. I know for some people it's almost like a euphoric experience, and I don't experience that. Maybe I'm just imagining the feeling.
The one time I remember getting that feeling really prominently from headphones is this barbershop video. It's that tingly feeling right? Didn't know it had a name, but judging by some of the responses here I suppose it still sorta doesn't?
Bob Ross usually, and specific pronunciation of certain consonant sounds, but usually not when it sounds forced like in most ASMR audio. It's hard to explain, which is kind of the nature of the beast to begin with.
Was definitely one of those things I grew up thinking everyone experienced when they watched NOVA documentaries in the 90's as a child. A strange thing, this fairly recent fascination with it is.
Hunh I guess I do. Never knew this was a thing. Mainly feel it in the back of my head, down the top of my spine, felt it all my life. The linked video definitely did it a little for me.
The Star Spangled Banner of all things often does it to me, for whatever reason that song is just like a rush of Endorphins straight to my cerebral cortex.
Yes! When it's late and I'm sleepy, I just watching shoe shining, shaving, massage, or painting videos on Youtube. I have NO idea why, but it gives me that really pleasant feeling, and I just get extremely relaxed. ASMR is pretty great, it's too bad if you don't experience it.
Edit: The best way to experience it is to watch that scene from Toy Story 2 where Woody is being repaired by the one guy. I'm not even joking.
Absolutely. I've been getting more and more into it recently. I always watch an ASMR video before I go to sleep (sitting up, I can't be triggered while laying down). A big part of me upgrading my headphones was my ASMR obsession. I've started making my own audio for ASMR (I'm mostly triggered by sounds more than visual or roleplay) using two mics to simulate a 3d effect (a good binural mic is very expensive).
Science hates fads.
I'm all for liking stuff just because you discovered other people liking it (Macarana, Pogs, saying What can I do you for instead of what can I do for you, wearing your watch on the left wrist and face side down, eating a chicken sandwich using a 2nd and 3rd chicken patty in place of bread)... but talking yourself into thinking you're having a heart attack because you watched PBS last night, or convincing yourself you've been allergic to bread or the noise bubble wrap makes ALL ALONG the day a hipster bar opens on main street that offers $30 loaves of allergy free free range bread and anti-noise cancellation stations... I feel sorry for you. And sorry for the 0.001% of people that actually had such problems who now find their grocery bill or medication prices skyrocketing.
After ASMR and Gluten, I wouldn't be surprised to see aerosol and asbestos come back in style, with CNN talking head "celebrity scientists" claiming the ozone layer never existed and that was just something made up to keep you away from the ANTI AGING powers of huffing hair spray.
I do get the shakes from time to time, but I don't know if its from sound or not. Though that doesn't matter right now for me. I'm just confused about a girl I know at my job. I'm hearing two sounds of my own moral voices in my head, I'm driving myself nuts at the moment.
@rachelepithet: Slow down. Nobody's claiming we need to build a discipline on top of this trend. People needed a name for a sensation they think they share, it happened to sound pseudo-scienceish, that's all there is to it. Even the person that coined the term (some woman who was in a pre-ASMR Facebook group) admits that it makes no actual sense.
And yeah, I do experience ASMR from time to time. Although I mostly use it for background noise when working.
I get that when I lay in bed while a party is going on in the house/a house beside me. I love falling asleep to the sound of people doing things, it gives me exactly that feeling down my spine and makes me so comfortable.
I don't really know how to define it apart from getting chills down my spine. I get it from music a lot. It makes me want to go to bed.
I have experienced ASMR for a long time now but didn't even know what it officially was or called until very recently. I would always watch these "silent" (non-talking) Japanese cooking videos, such as this person, because I found the sounds so relaxing and.........a sensation in my spine and at the base of my skull. Had no idea why I experienced that until someone in the comment section mentioned it, and I had my "aha" moment I guess. My favorite ASMR youtubers are soundsculptures and massageasmr, great before going to bed and needing to relax. :)
Yes, I do.
I don't really get it down my spine or anything, but my scalp/back of my head tingles like crazy. Very relaxing. I'll usually watch a video to help me go to sleep. Once I found out about it a couple of years ago, I realized this is one of the reasons I liked watching Bob Ross as a kid. It gave me the relaxing feeling most of the time watching him paint and serenely speak about it.
Nails on chalkboards and snare drums in a marching band do that to me too.
The weird part is that the pre-existing, boob-thumbnail google Adsense profiting YouTube lady community has used THAT as a way to get around porn censor policies. Some seem to feign legitimacy by simply doing "here is me crumpling paper in a revealing dress" while others are flat out doing "I'll whisper 'take me daddy' with my glossy lips against the camera till you **** yourself to sleep".
Didn't even know it had a name. I experience it a lot particularly while listening to rain. Not the shitty, flash flood rain, but more that sorta "bit more than a drizzle" rain. I feel like I've always been conscious of the sensation, but just never gave it much though to be honest.
I sometimes get a very strong tingling sensation when I listen to certain music, does that count?
I've never heard of it, and I don't know if I experience it, but I do know I don't want to be associated with people that use the words "Whisper Community " and "ASMRtists". Holy shit is that pretentious.
Yep, I've experienced ASMR as long as I can remember, but I never knew what it was, what to call it, or if anyone else experienced the same thing. For me, and apparently almost every other person who experiences ASMR, Bob Ross was sort of the start of the whole thing. I really only learned about the ASMR community a couple of years ago, and sometimes I wonder how long before that it existed. I mean, without the internet, I probably would of gone through life with this sensation that I couldn't articulate or make sense of.
Five minutes of reading and all I found was a bunch of scientists calling ASMR a load of shit that's near impossible to test and if it does exist won't cause any issues anyway. You may as well ask 'are you ticklish?'.
The problem with this mentality is that it approaches ASMR as if it's some kind of disease or condition.The name doesn't come from the medical field, as it's just something people who experience it decided to call it. Essentially, asmr is about deep relaxation and/or tingly sensation around the body. I've caught myself watching hours of asmr videos, totally entranced by content that would otherwise be considered extremely mundane, even to myself. It can trigger from certain light sounds or soft speaking, and different people have different triggers. It can be the physical reaction of chills/vibration down the back, or it can be just a general relaxation. Because of this, I'm not even sure I see the point of scientifically nailing it down.
So yea, asmr won't "cause issues" because it's not something you have, it's something you experience. It can be used as a sleep aid for insomniacs, or possibly even a mechanism to cope with mood disorders. I'm not saying it's a cure or a replacement to medicine or proper professional help, but people have claimed to benefit greatly from it. It's really not that dissimilar to people who benefit from listening to the sounds of nature, or use white noise to fall asleep.
It used to very consistently happen when, in elementary school, our librarian would dim the lights and read stories to the class (we also sat on this staired, carpeted seating that was easy to lay back on). I've gotten the sensation from some of those intentionally-crafted YouTube deals, too, but it's not on a regular basis.
I don't want to be associated with people that use the words "Whisper Community " and "ASMRtists". Holy shit is that pretentious.
Fatuous, maybe, but that isn't pretension.
In my Mineralogy class last year I remember there was a chapter about Asbestos. Apparently Chrysotile (White Asbestos) is mostly harmless, unless you are a miner exposed to asbestos dust all day, and the asbestos ban is mostly out of fear for Amphibole (The nasty asbestos).
I kind of feel ASMR. It usually only happens in real life situations when my girlfriend whispers sweet nothings into my ear. My favourite artists are Massage ASMR and ASMR Angel. I find that sound quality is one of the most important aspects of an ASMR recording and they are the best.
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