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).
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/