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  1. Jul 2021
    1. In summary, ASMR may have some application in the treatment of insomnia for some people, and research will be needed to see if, and for whom, it is actually effective.

      Helps to treat people who especially have a hard time sleeping at night.

    1. ASMR is a complex emotional state that only some people experience

      Similar to prior information, those with higher mental and emotional sensitivity often experience ASMR in a higher state.

    1. We are all watching each other, mining each other’s lives for “content” that we give for free

      The fact that people would rather be bystanders with their phones out to record something to post on social media for clout is unacceptable, especially if it's something that puts people in danger. Yet most of us only care about having content to become "famous" for.

    2. This is the Faustian alchemy of social media: we are all given the opportunity to become celebrities in an instant, sometimes for nonsensical reasons, with or without our input.

      This is what I know as going "viral" on social media. You could become known in an instant, depending on the situation you're put in. It's incredible to me that people can become infamous so quickly because of a single situation, but it's not always a good thing to become known on social media, especially if the situation wasn't given consent to be posted.

    1. Meme creators and posters have been sued for using people’s images without permission, especially those who were not already public figures.

      This is definitely a problem that I've seen from people who have been used as a "meme" format. While some people kind of take the profound fame with a grain of salt, I've seen some people who are unable to find jobs because of how viral they've become from a meme format. Most memes are seemingly harmless, but when done without permission, it could cost someone else a career or even discomfort throughout their lives.

    2. Memes are the units that transmit ideas, behaviors, styles and usage within a culture through a variety of media

      Memes are generally used as a way to combine both humor and knowledge or ideas through a single mean. They're usually straightforward, but there are some memes that need a little more inside knowledge to understand.

    1. The study found that, compared to non-ASMR participants, those who experience ASMR reported more frequent tingling, increased levels of excitement and calmness, and decreased levels of stress and sadness. There were no significant differences between ASMR and on-ASMR participants in their affective responses to the control videos.

      What the study found when researching ASMR

    1. Think of ASMR as your favorite white noise with benefits.

      Different kinds of ASMR for different sensory sensations.

    1. And despite the insistence of the president, Steve King and every guest on Fox News that there are bad people on “both sides,” including Black Lives Matter terrorists

      There are always going to be two sides to a point, but I'm just surprised by the ignorance some people display on a public news network. These news outlets should definitely be neutral, but sadly, it will never work out that way.

    1. Scan the stories. If you want to be hypervigilant, scan for sources you recognize, and consider sharing one of the stories featuring original reporting instead of the tweet.

      Whenever I saw tweets from people who had the "verified" symbol next to their name on Twitter, I never really thought twice to question the information given to me on that platform, but reading Caulfield's suggestion to be "hypervigilant", it just tells me that it's better to do my own research instead of believing a single source, despite how legitimate the source may seem.

    1. described as a warm, tingling and pleasant sensation starting at the crown of the head and spreading down the body.

      Potential feelings from being affected by ASMR.

    1. computer scientist Jennifer Allen coined the initialism ASMR for “autonomous sensory meridian response" in a Facebook post.

      The origin of ASMR abbreviation

  2. Jun 2021
    1. Hence, if you experience ASMR, you probably tend to be more creative, have a broad range of interests, and are more likely to experience sadness, anxiety, and mood swings.

      "Right brain dominance". More mental and emotional people affected by ASMR.

    2. ASMR is also associated with specific personality traits.

      Study shows ASMR is connected to particular traits.

    3. Although exactly how much of the general population experiences ASMR is unclear, a quick search for ASMR on YouTube now turns up more than 1.5 million videos. ASMR is a term used for an experience characterized by a variety of tingling physical sensations triggered by different acoustic, visual, and digital stimuli, from chopping to whispering, from washing to bubbling, etc. The most popular source of stimuli is video.

      ASMR population increasing.

    1. In short: “People who are more highly sensitive to their environment are also more likely to experience ASMR with a greater intensity.”

      Study shows that people who are more sensitive (aware) to and of their surroundings experience ASMR to a higher degree.

    2. This feeling of calmness has been backed up by studies she conducted while working at the University of Sheffield, where she found people watching ASMR videos had a reduced heart rate, which is a physiological response associated with feeling more calm. “In most situations where you are anxious your heart rate will increase, and when you're calm, it will reduce. Physiology is the root of emotion, essentially, at least according to a lot of emotion theorists.”

      Watching ASMR helps reduce anxiety in some people, according to research.

    3. If you like these kinds of videos, and have absolutely no idea why, we might be able to help explain. These videos, to varying degrees, all have the ability to produce autonomous sensory meridian response, better known as ASMR. In a nutshell, this refers to a bodily response to visual or auditory stimuli (things you can see and hear) that produces a tingling sensation, which often starts from the scalp.

      What ASMR is.