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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2012, 05:38:51 am »
I totally know that feeling. I like it. 
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2012, 05:50:37 am »
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2012, 06:48:43 am »
I hate that there's a term for this, and that it doesn't just happen to me.

Does this century have to take the mystery out of everything?
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2012, 06:59:36 am »
I hate that there's a term for this, and that it doesn't just happen to me.

Does this century have to take the mystery out of everything?

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2012, 07:21:34 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?

the article is kind of vague... but the feeling, if I understand correctly, is sort of unable to adequately be described *shrug*

the sensation described by the article can reportedly be induced at will by some people but generally occurs as response to external stimuli.

personally, I haven't been able to induce it at will. I do experience it frequently though--usually in response to music (especially when I fuck with the pitch control on a record player).

I only ever got that from the usual sources - sex, drugs & rock n roll.  :lulz: Music seems to set it off the most, though.  :?

hehe, same here...  :p

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 burns... i can't help but think there may be some relationship between ASMR and experience with meditation and concentration.
speaking of which, Tel has piqued my curiousity as well. please report back!

i also assumed it happens to everyone.. apparently not :? I wonder if some people are incapable of experiencing it, or if something impedes them from doing so.

endorphins may be involved, but the mechanism of action is still unknown.

there ya go vex: some mysteries remain!
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2012, 07:24:12 am »
the feeling, if I understand correctly, is sort of unable to adequately be described

...in English.

Funny how the limit of our mutual understanding is the limit of our language.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2012, 07:35:17 am »
the feeling, if I understand correctly, is sort of unable to adequately be described

...in English.

Funny how the limit of our mutual understanding is the limit of our language.

i'm not sure i'd consider the limitation to be necessarily related to our language. language seems to be kind of a crude tool in general for conveying one's understanding of their perceptions to others.

i mean, no matter who is providing a description, that which is perceived still remains ultimately foreign to the listener, even if the listener has had a similar experience.

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2012, 07:39:31 am »
the feeling, if I understand correctly, is sort of unable to adequately be described

...in English.

Funny how the limit of our mutual understanding is the limit of our language.

i'm not sure i'd consider the limitation to be necessarily related to our language. language seems to be kind of a crude tool in general for conveying one's understanding of their perceptions to others.

Yeah, that's my point.

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i mean, no matter who is providing a description, that which is perceived still remains ultimately foreign to the listener, even if the listener has had a similar experience.

Why do you talk at all, then?
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2012, 07:40:25 am »
I think we had a whole thread about that awhile back, how just because people don't have a word handy for something doesn't mean they don't have the concept.
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2012, 07:44:06 am »

Yeah, that's my point.

oh, I thought you were making an argument about the particular language of English, rather than about language in general. carry on.


Why do you talk at all, then?

sometimes I'm not sure.

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2012, 07:53:01 am »

Why do you talk at all, then?

sometimes I'm not sure.

Language approximates, man. That's it's job. Luckily, language also features the statements "I understand" and "I don't understand." As long as two people are confident that they have cleared up a concept and understand each other, why would you assume they really don't?
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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2012, 08:41:32 am »

Why do you talk at all, then?

sometimes I'm not sure.

Language approximates, man.

i'd agree with you there.


That's it's job. Luckily, language also features the statements "I understand" and "I don't understand." As long as two people are confident that they have cleared up a concept and understand each other, why would you assume they really don't?

belief that one has properly decoded the message conveyed doesn't necessarily entail that the message was received as intended. communication noise seems to be a frequent obstacle even in the most commonplace conversations.

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Re: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2012, 09:39:52 am »
Language approximates, man.

i'd agree with you there.


That's it's job. Luckily, language also features the statements "I understand" and "I don't understand." As long as two people are confident that they have cleared up a concept and understand each other, why would you assume they really don't?

belief that one has properly decoded the message conveyed doesn't necessarily entail that the message was received as intended. communication noise seems to be a frequent obstacle even in the most commonplace conversations.

Ideally, the conversation won't end with a single one-way transmission. There will be back-and-forth clarifications which would take care of any noise. No, that ideal doesn't always happen. The point is to get as close as you can.

Regardless of your explicit hopelessness about communication, you're still trying to communicate with me, in the belief that we can reach mutual understanding. I hope you realize that.
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