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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« on: May 30, 2012, 06:35:37 am »
so is it just me or has everyone felt this?:

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.

Most ASMR episodes begin by an external or internal trigger...

some of these various triggers are enumerated in this article, including:
  • Someone showing you how to do something.
  • Someone drawing on your body.
  • When you listen to certain soft or distant, and usually repetitive, sounds like a bouncing tennis ball, trickling water, or construction noises like tapping hammers.
  • People talking in a foreign or indigenous language.
  • Someone doing something very slowly and carefully.
  • When someone strokes or plays with your hair softly.


some people reportedly experience type A episodes, that is, experiences which seem to be induced by an individual's thought processes rather than external stimuli. (it is interesting to note that this category of ASMR experiences in particular have some commonality with certain types of mystical experiences.)

however, ASMR has been the subject of little research. it appears to have only recently become a subject of somewhat widespread discussion, largely due to internet communication (by the way, it's quite interesting to video search ASMR triggers).

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 06:42:57 am »
sounds like what happens every time i piss...

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 07:04:40 am »
The article is way too vague in describing the sensation. I'm sure everyone has had a happy, tingling sensation at some point, but I don't think that's the limit of what the article is attempting to describe. None of the triggers ring a bell for me.

That said,
I can induce a feeling by what I would call
intense spacing-out
which I have a hunch is what they're describing.
But that's completely at will. Is the sensation you're thinking of induced at will, or is it more dependent on the object of attention?
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 11:57:00 am »
sounds like what happens everytime I pun.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 12:40:30 pm »
sounds like what happens everytime I pun.

I'm pretty sure he's not describing the kind of tingle that I feel when repeatedly smacking my head into the desk as hard as I can.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 01:02:08 pm »
I think that's where my tingle comes from.   >:D
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 01:35:10 pm »
I've had similar feelings when I was doing intense-spacing out/meditation as well. As for outside stimuli, if someone is drawing on me or playing with my hair it sometimes happens... never got it from sound or just watching someone doing something though.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2012, 12:09:24 am »
I would get it from watching Bob Ross paint.  Also I can make the sensation happen at will and even direct it through different parts of my body.  yes even that part.

Until we chatted about this in IRC, however, I just assumed everyone could do this and it happened to everyone.  You know, just nerves releasing endorphins.

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2012, 12:37:00 am »
I only ever got that from the usual sources - sex, drugs & rock n roll.  :lulz: Music seems to set it off the most, though.  :?
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2012, 02:13:31 am »
I would get it from watching Bob Ross paint.

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2012, 02:48:11 am »
I would get it from watching Bob Ross paint.

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2012, 03:38:08 am »
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
That totally should've happened.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2012, 04:03:30 am »
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2012, 04:51:03 am »
I would get it from watching Bob Ross paint.  Also I can make the sensation happen at will and even direct it through different parts of my body.  yes even that part.

Until we chatted about this in IRC, however, I just assumed everyone could do this and it happened to everyone.  You know, just nerves releasing endorphins.

Interesting, I've experienced similar, often while meditating. Haven't ran in to this slice of the descriptions used. I'll try to cross reference this with some of the tantra and pranayama bits I was practicing from. These were techniques for moving a 'point-consciousness' or point-of-attention throughout the body.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2012, 04:57:53 am »
I would get it from watching Bob Ross paint.  Also I can make the sensation happen at will and even direct it through different parts of my body.  yes even that part.

Until we chatted about this in IRC, however, I just assumed everyone could do this and it happened to everyone.  You know, just nerves releasing endorphins.

Interesting, I've experienced similar, often while meditating. Haven't ran in to this slice of the descriptions used. I'll try to cross reference this with some of the tantra and pranayama bits I was practicing from. These were techniques for moving a 'point-consciousness' or point-of-attention throughout the body.

Please do, Tel...I'm now very curious.