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The Strange Science of ASMR


What is ASMR? Is it real? Why do only some people get affected?


One day I was looking up medical videos and before I knew it I was tumbling down a tingly rabbit hole into the fascinating world of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response).


Huge thanks to Dr Giulia Poerio of the University of Essex and @Dr James Gill, GP and Warwick Medical School Lecturer. Go subscribe to James's channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCApL0DjgL7e1ZmvMM40A9Uw


Giulia is looking for volunteers! Do you want to help ASMR research? Full website coming soon, but some info about it here: https://crowd.science/campaigns/asmrnet-establishing-a-global-research-network-and-prioritised-agenda-for-asmr/. If you're interested and think you have something to offer, drop Giulia an email (address at the end of the vid in the link).


References:

Giulia's main study - https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0196645

Review from Giulia and colleagues - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31128572/

One of the early articles - https://peerj.com/articles/851/

Personality traits - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00247/full

ASMR University (good resource compiling information, but be aware there is no quality control) https://asmruniversity.com/

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