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  • Vinayak Khithani

Idea #67 - ASMR

We watched My Thoughts on ASMR, and learned about the phenomenon a little more in detail.

In simpler terms, your response to anything said, even the softest of sighs, closer to the microphone, keeping the decibel perfectly intact, making it sound as clear and hyper-realistic as someone speaking directly into your ear is called autonomous sensory meridian response. ASMR is a spontaneous response, a tingling sensation that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine.

The parts of the brain ASMR activates are associated with hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins, explaining why it makes some people feel at ease, while promoting sleep for others. However, some people may experience sensory overload while listening to ASMR videos, eliciting unease and anxiety.

All in all, the science behind ASMR is extremely fascinating, drawing millions of people around the world to study and understand its concepts and intricacies better.

Written By: Arya Kastwar

Curated By: Hetvi Kamdar

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