Could ASMR keep your brain “young”?

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityYes, watching one ASMR video can immediately make your brain 15 years younger.

     Really?!

No.  Sorry to disappoint you.

That is not disappointing at all to someone who is 15 years old, who wants to go back to drooling and diapers?!

Good perspective.

Do you have any real science to report today or is this just the world’s most misleading post?

Yes, I do have some real science to report today that can be related to ASMR.

OK, let’s hear it.

Scientists tracked the brain volume and cognitive ability of a group of adults aged 55 years and above for many years.

So they measured the sizes of their brains and how smart they were?

Basically yes.  And they also collected data about how much sleep these adults were getting on average.

By peeking in their windows each night?

No, that would be creepy.  The adults reported their sleep amounts to the scientists, which was on average 6.7 hours per night.

I’m going to guess what they found out.

Go for it.

Those adults that got less sleep had a brain the size of a walnut, and were as dumb as a walnut.

You have the right concept, but not that extreme.  The adults that got less sleep did have smaller brain volumes and did not perform as well on the cognitive tests.

That is what I said.

I beg to differ.  Anyway, the important point here is that anything that helps you to get more sleep in a healthy way could keep your brain from shrinking as much and help you to have better cognitive ability as you get older.

Like ASMR?

Exactly.  But this has not been tested directly by any research studies.

Yet.

I like your optimism.

Click HERE to read the abstract of the research paper.

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