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Tapping is a common ASMR trigger.

Tapping is a common ASMR trigger.

Robin Conner

Robin Conner

Tapping is a common ASMR trigger.

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is a fairly new phenomena. The birth of this community started in 2007 on Reddit. The community eventually grew into what it is today, a worldwide movement with thousands of people earning a living off of producing ASMR youtube videos. In basic terms, ASMR is tingling sensations in the body as a  response to specific visual, kinesthetic, or auditory stimuli. These triggers can range from anything to crinkling a plastic bag, whispering, hand movements, or hair brushing.  On the other hand, some people can be weirded out by a person getting really close to the microphone and whispering.

“[ASMR] can be creepy because people fetishsize it, but [for me it’s] relaxing becuase it makes my brain feel funny,” says junior Skylar Brown.

ASMR can cause a tingling sensation that often feels static like. When people first experience it they often do not realize that this sensation is.

The opening of the breech of a shotgun is a really relaxing sound to me,” says freshman Noah Schmidt.  

However, some people do not experience ASMR, as their body does not produce a tingling sensation.

“I don’t feel a physical sensation, but it is pleasing to my ears,” says Brown.

Being pleasing to the ears is not the only reason people around the world have become obsessed with this phenomenon.

“[ASMR] can make people feel less stressed and I think that’s why people like it so much,” says Schmidt.

With all of the variety of ASMR videos nowadays, can ASMR be for everyone?

“ASMR is relaxing and interesting to listen to, but it’s not for everyone,” says senior Nathan Robledo.

Although this phenomena is gaining popularity, is it ever going to become a regular thing for people to do?

“It is really popular, but it probably won’t become mainstream,” says junior Adrienne Flower.

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