What is ASMR?
ASMR videos are a big trend on YouTube!
You can find a ton of ASMR Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr
But what is ASMR?
Wikipedia says this about ASMR:
"Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), sometimes auto sensory meridian response, is a tingling sensation that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine."
I had seen a some of these videos a few years ago when ASMR videos came out of nowhere, but they seemed to be everywhere!
I did not get the "tingles." But recently I found this video by Taylor (ASMR Darling in which she explains what ASMR videos are for, and what they aren't for.
While watching this, I actually got an ASMR response. I felt the tingles!
Who is ASMR Darling?
Taylor was about 18 when she started making ASMR videos after a few years of watching others make them. She was a big fan and decided to try making her own ASMR videos. She has done really well in this genre! Many of her videos get over a MILLION Views!
But it wasn't an easy journey for Taylor. Some of her friends and family didn't understand her new hobby when she started, and some made fun of her. But she kept making the videos and now makes a lot of money from her YouTube Channel! Her wikipedia article provides a source claiming that in 2019 "she was earning $1,000 per day from advertising revenue on the channel". Nice work!
In this video, Taylor tells about how her friends and family reacted to her videos.
ASMR From Music?
I think that some early stereo music recordings can induce the ASMR response. For instance, here are The Young Rascals singing Find Somebody from their 1967 album Groovin' - they are known for that song as well as Good Lovin'. Find Someone is somewhat psychedelic and the main guitar riff has a sitar feeling as The Beatles and other groups were experimenting with. Try listening to this with headphones and see what you experience!