How far back does the history of ASMR go?
Or perhaps to be more accurate, how far back do the special triggers and relaxing sensations that we refer to today as ASMR go?
5 years? 50 years? 500 years? 500,000 years? More?
In this episode of the ASMR University Podcast, I’ll propose that these triggers and sensations could go back 500 million years or more.
This extreme history of ASMR will include Jennifer Allen, Big Brother, Bob Ross, Fred Rogers, hairdressers in the Age of Enlightenment, barbers in the Holy Roman Empire, clinicians in ancient Egypt, primitive grooming, and hairy reptiles.
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5 thoughts on “History of ASMR: 500 million years (podcast episode #1)”
Another PBS show I used to love growing up was Zoom. I’ve always been a fan of origami (I’m a huge enthusiast today). I recall several episodes when they would fold or cut paper. I was aware that I really liked the sound of them folding or cutting the paper.
yeah but since when this appeared on internet
who came with “ASMR” abreviation ?
Thanks for the question about ASMR.
The term “ASMR” was coined in 2010 by Jennifer Allen.
Here is more info: https://asmruniversity.com/2016/05/17/jennifer-allen-interview-coined-asmr/
Best, Dr Richard
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