Information about Dr Craig Richard Ph.D.
- Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
- Shenandoah University, School of Pharmacy
- Winchester, Virginia, USA
Education and Training:
- Ph.D. in Physiology and Cell biology from Albany Medical College in New York
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive sciences from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania
Peer-reviewed publication topics:
- Sepsis and burn injury, immunology of pregnancy, glycobiology of hormones, regulation of cell cycle proteins, pharmacogenomics of warfarin, hormonal contraception, and the incorporation of mobile devices into education.
ASMR Awareness & Research:
- 2013: First learned about the term “ASMR” when listening to the “Stuff mom never told you” podcast by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin.
- 2014: Initiated and launched the ASMR Research Project with Karissa Burnett and Jennifer Allen.
- 2014: Created this website to encourage and report about ASMR research, and to provide helpful resources to assist with the understanding of ASMR.
- ASMR trigger memories, experiences, and preferences:
- Being touched lightly/groomed
- Watching Bob Ross on TV
- Having hair washed and cut
- Listening to his little sister learning to read
- Hearing specific individuals speak
- Listening to someone whispering
- Listening to slow crinkling or slow tapping
- Watching unboxing videos
- Having lymph nodes palpated by a clinician
- Receiving an eye exam which involves clicking of lens choices
- Description of ASMR experience
- “For me, it feels very similar to the deep relaxing feeling of getting a massage. My brain feels immediately fuzzy, my muscles become fully relaxed, and my body almost feels like it is gently humming in a deeply soothing way. I want to put my head down and enjoy the moment with my eyes closed. Listening to ASMR triggers often helps me to falls asleep.”
- Posted by his mother on Facebook:
- “Not odd that Craig would work on this. As a child, until about 8 years old, I would put him to sleep by gently rubbing the inside of his arm!”
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