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ASMR, explained: why millions of people are watching YouTube videos of someone whispering
Millions of people have watched a video of a woman whispering into a camera. She doesn't do anything particularly interesting. She just whispers in a melodic voice and makes seemingly random hand movements. Yet millions of people are mesmerized by it. For someone who's unfamiliar with this phenomenon, this might trigger one question: What the hell is going on?

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ASMR 

ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) is a pleasurable feeling or a sensation that people experience during a stimulating audio-visual activity, that is relaxing and deeply personal, ...

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ASMR: The tingling sensation

ASMR is a personal, individual experience, with very little science behind it. People enjoy a deeply relaxing whispering video or a role-play, which gives them a tingling sensation on the back of ...

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Having ASMR

People get tingles through different kinds of sensory inputs.

Some people find out at an early age that they feel a therapeutic high when they are touched or tickled and love the attention th...

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ASMR Videos

Thousands of creative videos can be found on YouTube for ASMR.

They mostly involve soothing visuals and sounds, like someone whispering a story in the microphone, or using something seemingl...

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ASMR in the news

ASMR is a growing creative outlet with millions of viewers and followers.

Reddit has a subreddit on it with 130,000 subscribers. The New York Times, Washington Post, and BuzzFeed have covered...

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ASMR for relaxation

Similar to people liking cat videos or political debates on the internet, ASMR, which is a newly discovered 'likeness', makes people relax and at ease. 

Watching someone whispering to re...

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The Future of ASMR

ASMR will most likely remain a niche for a number of people on the internet since not everybody experiences it.

But there are some technological advancements that could greatly advance ASMR....

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