About The Founder – Dr. Richard

Information about Dr Craig Richard

Current status:

  • 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 contributions:

ASMR triggers and experiences:

  • 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!”

To return to the home page and learn more about ASMR, click HERE

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