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.