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Tony Williams
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ASMR

Post by Tony Williams » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:52 pm

Something I only recently came across, although it appears to have its own little subculture: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR. This BBC article provides the general idea: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30412358

I first heard mention of it in the comedy panel game Would I Lie to You (one of the funniest on TV, by the way), so I searched for it and discovered that there are loads of videos: here's a sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du9XWX5wIyI

This struck a chord with me, because I am one of those susceptible to it. For as long as I can remember, I've found watching people doing something routine, slowly and smoothly, pleasantly soothing. I don't get a tingling in the scalp as described, but the effect is relaxing and rather hypnotic.

Anyone else, or is it just me?

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Re: ASMR

Post by chaggle » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:52 pm

I watched the first few minutes of a couple of the videos (hoping for a braingasm) but did a meerkat falling asleep instead.

Does nothing for me. Pity.
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Re: ASMR

Post by Tony Williams » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:53 pm

I can't say I've yet tried to view any of the videos, although I suspect that different people respond to different types of stimulus (or whatever is the opposite to stimulus, in this case).

I recall a long time ago watching a TV programme on archaeology in which a rather attractive, softly-spoken woman (this all helps :y ) was talking about a piece of pottery which she was slowly and carefully assembling. I was in a trance before she had finished.

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