While surfing YouTube or other reputable video platforms, you keep coming across a phenomenon called ASMR. In this article, we’ll explain what the acronym stands for and what meaning ASMR videos have. Look forward to watching the sample video below!
Definition: what does ASMR mean?
The acronym ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and refers to a soothing tingling sensation that spreads from the scalp down the spine to all areas of the body. This brain tingling is also called “tingle” in the community and is perceived as very pleasant and beautiful – comparable to the goose bumps effect.
The goal of ASMR is to create a euphoric state that subsequently leads to relaxation and fatigue. This can help with normal everyday stress as well as chronic complaints (e.g. sleep disorders) or acute cases (e.g. panic attacks).
What are the triggers of ASMR?
ASMR is triggered by auditory and visual stimuli. However, the effectiveness of the various triggers depends on the individual – not everyone responds to a particular stimulus or experiences the feeling equally. Common triggers include the following:
- Tapping, scratching: tapping or scratching on various materials with fingers and fingernails
- Whispering: Telling stories or generally talking in whispers
- Ear blowing: Gently blowing into the microphone
- Brushing: Brushing hair
- Mouth Sounds: Mouth sounds such as smacking with lip or tongue, eating sounds
- Kinetic Sand: Sounds produced when cutting kinetic sand
- Rustling: rustling of leaves, crumpling of paper or bubble wrap
Of course, there are many other triggers, although the present ones are the most common. An example of Kinetic Sand ASMR is shown in the following video:
How to create your own ASMR videos
ASMR is a highly popular format in YouTube. Basically, anyone can create ASMR videos – the only big requirement is a good microphone. Get inspired by the video examples and try out any materials.