The Science Behind ASMR

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Gibi ASMR : Yes!! I love it! I find it so interesting that it's starting to be proven that some people actually DO or DON'T experience ASMR. It's been a long questioned thing if *everyone* has it but just doesn't know how to trigger it or not. Thank you so much for doing such awesome research -- so happy to be a part of the end result. :)

WhispersRed ASMR : This is such wonderful news for the ASMR community. Thank you for working so hard to get this paper published! I'm so proud and thankful for everyone involved 💜

KayKay ASMR : Finally!!!!!! :)))))

PuddingWhispers : Thanks for the study!!

fastASMR : I remember filling out that online survey and how excited I was that there was finally going to be some research about ASMR. Now that the results are out, I'm even more excited. <3

mwaddisfilms : I've experienced asmr since I was a child. I would love to see more research done on it. especially more on the physiological side. What's happening with people's brain waves, cortisol levels, etc,? is there a genetic component? I would also like to see the human physiological changes while experiencing asmr compared to apes when they groom each other because I think there might be a connection or maybe even an evolutionary explanation... I like that people are actually starting to take it seriously as an academic study

Bella Jenkins : Yassss asmr is life !! So glad more research is going into this

ASMR Art of Sound : It’s such a big step! Thank you so much for this research, now I can finally feel I’m a part of something bigger than just a fun community on YouTube. So glad to see science actually backing up the relaxation effect behind asmr vids. 😍

Angela Melanie Rego : I've done a minors in psychology and I've been DYING for some legit psychology researcher to conduct research on ASMR. The experience of ASMR is so real for me. It's so relaxing. Thank you so much!

Adv4u : I unfortunately get very rare tingles. ASMR is for me basically there to relax and get chilled. The tingles are for me only coming, when there is a really STRONG trigger.

Geeky Channel : Sweet, actual research! I would like to see a scan of whats going on in the brain at some point, Im really curious as to why it happens

Patricia : ASMR always makes me fall sleep, makes me disconnect and empties my mind from absolutely everything. I’m so glad the YouTube ASMR community exists, when I was little I felt like a weirdo explaining to others that I felt goosebumps on my head while I was having my hair cut or braided. Now I’m so happy it’s such a normalized topic and there’s actual research being done. Thank you.

Poshdan1988 : Julia needs to start a channel, her voice is amazing 😍

M. Baritono : One thing I've noticed about the ASMR Community is that there is a very low density of hate comments concerning the content (I do not think I've ever read one rude thing under an ASMR video).

Bob T : Thanks you for your research. I have a close friend who listens (uses) ASMR videos everyday for relaxation. I have given it a try a few times and while I don't find it off putting it has yet to give me a real sense of relaxation. I'm interested to hear about your research and the science behind it!

Jemma Vine : What about those who don’t experience the tingling sensation of ASMR? I just watch ASMR as it makes me feel relaxed and of course the sounds sound great. So it must have an affect on some of those who don’t experience ASMR

Pineapple Tv : This is awesome! I also experienced asmr since I’m a child and before I always thought I’m weird cuz I just LOVED going to the hairdresser and I always wanted my friends to do my hair... even general school classes could be so relaxing!🤤 When I found out that there’s actually a name for it I was very happy and now people start to investigate it which is just soooo awesome! And yeah trying to explain asmr to others is REALLY hard... this actually helps a lot😊😊😊😊

Trash Covers : This is so exciting

Trash Covers : Who's the purple hoodie guy tho damnnn😍❤

Alex Holly : I think ASMR is a reflex from our evolutionary past when we would groom each other in social settings.

Sabrina Neff : Thanks for your study! I don't get tingles but I'm watching those videos since years and they relaxe me a lot, they also help me with my chronic insomnia.

OkamiRose : I am ready for all the new research! Let’s prove to everyone this deserves recognition!

Paula P : Validation!!!!!!!!

Penny Piercy : I can understand that some people don't experience an ASMR response, even though I have experienced "tingles" since I was a small child nearly 50 years ago. What I can't understand is the idea needing to prove that it's real, or the assertion that people don't really feel tingles but (for some unexplained reason) claim that they do. Still, it's good to see research being done on the phenomenon.

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Maria Margaritis : Amazing indeed!

Ana Bozic : ASMR ❤️

B Rousse : ❤️❤️❤️

Just Chill : HEYYY GIBI hehe

Naomi Hallcro : For me the first time I listened it was quite uncomfortable, I had to turn my headphones down super low but I think that's because I experienced ASMR and was very sensitive, it was like too much for my ears. Then as I gradually listened the people became familiar, I became comfortable and now I listen with the volume cranked as loud as I can 😅

Marcus Carmichael : I would not be surprised if they soon find out that people with the ability to experience ASMR are of high intelligence.

ASMR Muzz : and if you don't like ASMR, all good. Just don't spoil it for people who do.

My name is Ambica : Finally !!

Craig Simmonds : This is huge!

Caroline ASMR : How cool is this!! Thank you for researching ASMR and sharing this video ✨

ASMR la gemella Betta : If you want try my channel i'm waiting for you!!! Thank to all❤ sorry for my english!!!

MissVindicat ASMR : Yes, I love this! I love how our understanding of ASMR is growing. I remember WhisperingLife, the very first whisperer on YouTube, so very well! That was back in 2009. In 2010 I started to create whisper videos myself. The term ASMR didn’t even exist back then! And look at us now, we’ve got this wonderful community and now there is scientific research to explain it all. Magical! 💚💚

Sandra Nelson : I wish I could talk to the uni people. I don't experience the tingles at all . But role plays, hand and finger movements, soft speech seem to be very soothing. I have insomnia and anxiety issues that some of the videos seem to help me manage. I have really benefited from discovering this community.

LittleLulubee : What's the name of the channel of the first ASMR girl shown, with the purple comb?

ASMR Bookclub : So cool!

MonicaSpiccianiArt Arasulè : Grazie!!!!!

Toyon95 : I love what the asmr-youtubers are doing for people who might not have the means to seek professional mental help. Then asmr can help to give some kind of relief for the moment.

Princess Consuela : People who don't experience asmr with visuals or sound MOST DEFINITELY experience it through touch. It's that tingling goosebump sensation you get when someone traces their fingertips on your back or through your hair. Those of us who enjoy watching asmr videos can trigger that exact sensation through multiple senses not just one.

Tigergirl1249 : Yuh Queen!

Christina Lynn : I'm so happy about this. I've experienced asmr my whole life. I would get tingles and feel warm and relaxed when people looked at and spoke directly to me, or when I would hear tapping on things or when - my favorite - someone combed my hair or rubbed my back, and all sorts of other things. I never told anyone because it felt like a weird thing and was hard to explain. I didn't stumble upon the term asmr and all the videos until this year and it's one of the best things to have ever happened to me. First because it's good to know that I'm not weird, this is a thing many others experience, and also because the videos have helped with my sleeping issues and anxiety.

Sofia Rocchi : I love it! I wish it could be translated in more languages, so more people could see and understand this wonderful research! Good job!

JJ JJJ : The most relevant theory I’ve heard came from Ludmila, my therapist: asmr resembles to the maternal affection. Even the sounds or the angle of the camera drive us back to our unconscious baby perspective. Kisses from Brazil!

LoftyOasis : Thank you for this. ASMR videos have been truly helping me with anxiety and trouble sleeping at night.

Shellee Martin Snyder : I want to know what the common factors are for people who experience ASMR vs people who don’t. Hope someone studies that soon!

Chickmamapalletfarm : So interesting! I have been experiencing ASMR my whole life too. In college I had a psychology class I could not stay awake in. The prof had the most beautiful Indian accent, and it would conk me out every single class. Before I discovered ASMR, i would comb YouTube for relaxing voices to fall asleep to. Then the universe blessed me with this whole beautiful group of folks who have made living doing this. It is just awesome!