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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)

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Parent Category: Neuroscience
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is a neuroscience phenomenon in which certain cognitive, visual or audio triggers cause an individual to feel pleasurable sensations, particularly around their head and brain regions. Not much is currently known about the phenomenon and studies are widely ongoing.
Yes it is!
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ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. Its a modern concept, still under scientific discussion, wherein a person experiences a pleasurable tingling in the head, scalp or other peripheral regions of the body in response to an external stimuli. The intensity of the response varies from …
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Yes, ASMR does stand for autonomous sensory meridian response. It is the effect of brain tingling triggered by certain visual and sound stimuli.
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To be completely honest, as of today we still do not know exactly how, or why, it works. ASMR has only just began to be taken seriously by psychologists, so studies are still ongoing. We do understand that certain triggers such as soft whispering and the sound of soft chewing can trigger ASMR ef…
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We are still unsure how or why ASMR works. We have only just began seriously studying it, so information about it is still vague.
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The effects of ASMR depend on the individual. The most common effect that most people feel is brain tingling. Other effects include relaxation, calmness and sleepiness.
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Yes, it can do. The relaxed state that people enter into while experiencing the massaging brain tingles can make them sleepy. It is being studied as a sleep aid and is similar to meditation.
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ASMR, or Autonomous sensory meridian response, affects different people in different ways. The main effects of ASMR are head tingling. Some people feel so relaxed when experiencing this psychological phenomenon that they do feel sleepy. It depends on the individual and how sensitive they are.
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The feelings experienced from autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) generally differ by person. The main notable feelings are head tingling, shoulder relaxation, calmness and sleepiness. Some people report other feelings such as thigh tingling.
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No single one person is credited for discovering ASMR, because the effects of it have been known for centuries. It is only recently in the 21st century that scientists are taking it seriously and studying it more.
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Yes, listening to soft whispering and watching the lips of a soft whisperer is known to trigger ASMR responses. The most common response is head tingling and relaxation. Some people feel sleepy too.
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The characteristics of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) differ by individual. The main characteristics are head tingling, relaxation, calmness, sleepiness, happiness and "headgasms".
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The feelings associated with autonomous sensory meridian response actually differ by person Some ASMR actions trigger different ASMR responses in different people. The common feelings are head tingling, relaxation, calmness and sleepiness. Some people also report feeling shoulder tingling, thigh …
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As of this moment in time, there is no scientific explanation. ASMR has been known for centuries, but it has only recently started to be taken seriously and investigated by scientists. It is very difficult to study because the effects are psychological rather than physical. Many psychologists have…
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This is an opinion that differs by individual. Some people enjoy ASMR as a relaxation technique. Other people are not affected by it at all.
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Autonomous means uncontrollable. Sensory relates to the sensations felt. Meridians are the sensitive points on our bodies Response is the reaction. The effects of ASMR are uncontrollable sensory responses that affect one or two of our meridians.
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This is really a matter of personal opinion. Some people enjoy the relaxation from ASMR and will say yes. However some people are not affected by it at all, so they may disagree.
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ASMR is generally triggered by visual and sound stimuli. It can be triggered by various things, but not everyone is affected by them all. Some ASMR triggers are: Soft whispering Hair brushing Chewing Role play Scratching Brushing Drawing
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We cannot fully explain this yet. Scientific and psychological studies are ongoing. Soft whispering is relaxing to the listener, but for the majority of people, it's watching the lips of a soft whisper that triggers ASMR.
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Actions that trigger ASMR differ by person. Some triggers affect others while they have no affect on some. Some of these actions are: Nail biting Soft whispering Hair play / brushing hair Drawing / colouring Chewing Tapping fingers
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You can find plenty of these videos on Youtube. Just simply type "ASMR" into the Youtube search box.
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Yes. ASMR is an experimental psychology. This makes it a neuroscience.
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Yes, watching someone gently crinkle a wrapper can trigger ASMR responses in some people. The response is triggered by listening to the crinkling while watching the hands in action.
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Yes, this is known as one of the ASMR triggers. Watching someone gently chew gum and listening to the sounds of them chewing can trigger the classic ASMR "brain tingles" in some people.
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A quick search of Youtube reveals that the top popular youtubers that specialise in ASMR are asmrkitten and m8keup.
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This is one of the nicknames for ASMR because of the effects of it ASMR is a euphoric response caused by giving attention to certain stimuli (sound and visual).
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ASMR affects a large chunk of the population. However there are some people who reportedly do not experience the effects of ASMR. We still don't completely understand it and are still investigating it.
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In a way, it is a psychological phenomenon because we still don't completely understand it. It is being studied by scientists and psychologists.
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There are no accurate figures because this effect is still being studied and is not completely understood yet. It is suggested that the majority of the population on Earth experience ASMR, most of us probably don't even realise it.
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ASMR is an experimental psychology at this time, because we do not yet fully understand it. Therefore yes, it is a neuroscience.
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Yes, indeed it is. Watching and listening to someone chew gum is known to trigger some effects of ASMR.
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Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, affects people who are sensitive to visual and audio stimuli. We do not completely understand it yet and it is still being studied. We do know that it makes people calm and relaxed, but it only works on people who are open to the idea. Those who are cr…
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Yes. The effects of ASMR are psychological. The brain tingling that people feel happens inside the brain.
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We do not know if this is entirely true yet, because ASMR is still being studied. It has been suggested that females trigger more ASMR than males because they have softer voices.
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Both of them define something peculiar or a quirk. They are both used in definitions of psychological peculiarity.
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It is difficult to answer this exactly. The name actually came from a mixture of media reports and scientific studies. So no one person can be credited.
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ASMR is triggered by both visual and audio stimuli. It is possible to experience ASMR through audio only, for example, listening to soft whispers or listening to the sound of gentle chewing. Though you are more likely to experience stronger sensations through using both sound and visual.
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Some studies have been conducted by various European and American institutions and universities. ASMR is difficult to research because the effects of it are psychological rather than physical. An example of study is the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, which have found out that ASMR can be used as a…
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According to studies, yes it does. ASMR can be used as a sleep aid because it relaxes people and calms them. This state of relaxation can lead to gentle sleep.
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ASMR has been referred to as a psychological high. It is not a drug nor does it have the effects of drugs, but it does make people fell calm and relaxed.
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Yes, it is often referred to as a psychological high. But not in the sense of a drug. By psychological high people mean that it makes people feel calm, relaxed and happy.
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ASMR is very relaxing. it causes "tingles" in the brain which feel good to the person having the effects. It calms the person down and relaxes them, similar to meditation. It is also a sleep aid.
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This is still a matter of scientific study. We simply do not yet understand why the triggers of ASMR trigger it. The sound of the chewing needs to be soft and gentle to trigger ASMR. Loud and fast chewing will likely just cause annoyance.
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It is difficult to say who discovered it, because we have known about the effects of ASMR for centuries, it has only recently been named and recognised by scientists, so we do not know a great deal about it right now.
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ASMR aids relaxation because the effects that it triggers are good feelings. The main effect is head tingling, referred to as headgasms. These gentle head tingles cause the brain to become relaxed. When one is relaxed, the heart slows to a peaceful rhythm.
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ASMR causes the feelings of relaxation and brain tingling. The brain tingling psychologically massages the brain, giving the same effect as a physical back massage or meditation. When a person becomes relaxed, their breathing slows and their heartbeat slows.
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ASMR reduces stress in the same was a meditation or a massage. Tingles in the brain caused by ASMR will psychologically massage the brain and feel good. This is what causes relaxation and reduction in stress.
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ASMR relaxes the brain by psychologically "massaging" it, the tingles you feel. This relaxation causes calmness and in some cases makes people sleepy.
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Both genders can cause ASMR triggers. However it is suggested that females cause more than males. This is because females have a naturally softer voice and tone.
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ASMR and meditation are similar because both of them relax the mind and cause nice tingling sensations through the body. They are both used as a sleep and calming aid.
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Although ASMR can be triggered by both males and females, it is suggested that females cause more ASMR than males. This is because females have softer voices than males.
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We are not sure exactly. The effects of ASMR have been known for centuries. However it is only very recently in this 21st century that it has been named and properly studied.
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ASMR is known to cause several feelings in the body. The common ones are brain tingling, relaxation, calmness and sleepiness.
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Soft whispering is a trigger for ASMR because it is relaxing to listen to. It has to be soft, gentle whispering to work.
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When researched on Youtube and Google we found two of the most popular ASMR Youtubers. They are asmrkitten and m8keup.
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It is both. ASMR is an experimental psychology, which means it is a neuroscience.
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Awareness of ASMR has mostly spread through the use of social networking online. The most popular platform for ASMR experiences seems to be Youtube. There are also occasionally events related to ASMR, such as "National Hug Your Brain Day.
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The first Hug Your Brain Day event was held on April 24th 2010. The event encouraged and allowed people to try ASMR triggers. Soon after the event, ASMR grabbed the attention of scientists who now study it actively.
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They are trying to. ASMR is difficult to research because the effects of it are psychological rather than physical.
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Because it is so difficult to research. ASMR is psychological rather than physical, so it is not as easy to monitor and research because we cannot see things that are psychological.
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The popular answer to this question is because of the "braingasms". The main effect of ASMR is a nice brain tingling feeling, which relaxes you, calms you down and sometimes makes you sleepy.
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In a way they are. Both meditation and ASMR require the person to be open minded and in a quiet room in order to work. Both meditation and ASMR relax the individual and calm them, sometimes making them sleepy or allowing fresh ideas to pour into their heads. Psychologists studying both have found …
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Psychologists have only just recently began taking ASMR seriously. ASMR causes brain tingles which feel like your brain is being psychologically massaged. These brain tingles are often referred to as "Braingasms". Though they are nothing like an orgasm at all. Other effects are relaxation, cal…
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Yes, there are a few ongoing studies. It has been found that ASMR and meditation are extremely similar. ASMR is being researched as a sleep aid and as a technique for psychological sessions such as anger management and anxiety reduction.
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Since this is still being studied, we are not yet entirely sure why. It is suggested that ASMR only works on sensitive people. So far we have discovered that ASMR and meditation are actually very similar and produce similar results. In order for meditation to work, the individual needs to be open …
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Unfortunately there is no way to properly measure this. It is estimated however that the majority of the population on our planet will experience ASMR at least once. Sometimes without realising it.
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In theory, yes. Most people will experience ASMR at least once. Sometimes without even realising it.
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I think it's something that has been around for a long time. But only til recently has it been recognized by the masses and given an official name of ASMR. I've been able to trigger "ASMR" on my own since I was a child but had no idea what to call it, and most, if not everyone I knew had no idea wha…
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