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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

The term "autonomous sensory meridian response" (ASMR) is a neologism for a biological phenomenon, characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation often felt in the head, scalp or peripheral regions of the body in response to various visual, auditory, olfactory and cognitive stimuli.

This YouTube channel consists of a woman who makes fairly long videos in which she handles specific objects (often by request) with the hope that viewers of the video will experience ASMR:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWaterwhispers



VotesAnswer
15I have not heard of ASMR before.
6I have never experienced ASMR myself.
2I don't believe ASMR is real.
2Other
1I have heard of ASMR before.
1I may have experienced ASMR myself.
1I definitely have experienced ASMR myself.
1I believe ASMR is real.


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LJD Survey Qualifier
posted 22-Feb-2013 7:45pm  
You can't separate the mind/body/spirit.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 23-Feb-2013 4:31am  
We used to play games at infant school to elicit sensations like this - either playing with someone's hair, or lightly drawing letters on their back with a finger. It would typically be done while sitting on the carpet at story time. The other times that I used to often experience a sensation like this was when someone borrowed something belonging to me - my pencil crayons for example. I think it was something I experienced most often as a young child though I think it has happened less often more recently too.
they This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago)
(reply to Biggles) posted 23-Feb-2013 10:25am  
> We used to play games at infant
> school to elicit sensations
> like this - either playing
> with someone's hair, or lightly
> drawing letters on their back
> with a finger. It would typically
> be done while sitting on the
> carpet at story time.

Criss Cross Applesauce
Spiders crawling up your back
One here, one there
Spiders crawling on your hair
Cool breeze
Tight squeeze
Now you’ve got the chills!

Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 23-Feb-2013 10:42am  
I have never heard of it before. I'm not sure what you're describing, so I can't say if I've ever experienced it.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 23-Feb-2013 10:44am  
Oh, from what Biggles said about hair, yes, I've experienced this.
cloudhugger Survey Central Gold Subscriber This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
posted 24-Feb-2013 3:38pm  
Haven't heard of it even after reading some of the wiki article.
I think that I know what this feeling is, according to the description this sounds familiar. I am not sure that I buy what they say it is %100. What I have always thought it to be is the cranial shifting due to nerve response to stimuli, and muscle shifting. I feel this happen when I eat something I may have an allergy to, or chemicals that I smell, visual emotional responses, or just emotiuonal responses can trigger a cranial shift.
Sometimes when I am really angry, I feel my brain shift, and the cranial bones shifting.
Most of the responses are of a negative nature when I feel them. It's difficult for me to think off hand if anything pleasurable would have this affect as it has been too many years since I haven't been pissed off or ill.
cloudhugger Survey Central Gold Subscriber This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
posted 24-Feb-2013 3:39pm  
After reading Biggles and the rest, maybe I don't know what it is.
Kristal_Rose
posted 24-Feb-2013 4:32pm  
I had tingling in my scalp when smoking cigarettes after doing a drug long long ago. Perhaps this woman is on drugs.

On the other hand I've also seen auras years later while not doing drugs recently, so if she experiences it, I expect it's true in a fashion.
Dino
posted 25-Feb-2013 8:29am  
I don't recall experiencing this.
JessicaWoman99 Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 26-Feb-2013 2:07pm  
Never heard of this before
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