I was talking to Valley News sports reporter Tris Wykes, who covers all things Dartmouth, last week when he asked me if I was familiar with ASMR videos. I was vaguely aware of what they were, but didn’t know what the acronym stood for, and felt like I’d largely missed out on the whole wave.
Turns out I didn’t; ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, videos still are alive and well, and more popular than ever. Wykes said his own children were fans.
ASMR is best described as a relaxing, sedative sensation that begins on the scalp and moves down the body, according to a Think With Google site. Also known as “brain massage,” ASMR is triggered by placid sights and sounds such as whispers, accents and crackles, the website says.
I’ve since watched a few and quickly realized what I like and don’t like (like: people mixing paint and colors; don’t like: loud squelching noises).
So, we wanna know: Have any of you made your own ASMR videos? What do you recommend? What are your likes and dislikes for ASMR videos? We wanna see!
Responses will be shared in an upcoming UV INDEX post!