Updated: Apr 16
Have you heard of ASMR videos? They are one of the latest trends happening on instagram and youtube. It is defined as, Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia and may overlap with frisson.
It is said that some people have this type of reaction to the videos while others don't. We don't feel it but are certainly intrigued by how popular these videos are. How do you feel about watching one? We found this one that goes into depth around it and also shows exactly how it works.