ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, has been gaining popularity in recent years. The ASMR effect is a tingling sensation that usually starts near the scalp and travels down your neck and upper spine. In other words, it’s a sound or sight that produces a calming and almost euphoric feeling in the body.

Types of ASMR

  • Listening to a softly spoken or whispering voice
  • Listening to quiet, repetitive sounds resulting from someone engaging in a mundane task such as turning the pages of a book
  • Watching somebody attentively execute a simple task such as preparing food
  • Listening to tapping, typically nails onto surfaces such as plastic, wood, metal, etc.
  • Listening to certain types of music
  • Listening to a person blow or exhale into a microphone
  • Watching a machine perform repetitive motions
  • Watching someone clean a surface

One YouTube video has made a rather bold claim: it’s titled “The Most Satisfying Video in the World,” and it features a compilation of visuals including a person power-washing a patio, a machine that harvests carrots and a cake being perfectly frosted.

I’ve watched the video and I can attest to its mesmerizing qualities. Take a look and see how you feel afterwards.

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