ASMR Books & Articles

Published books about ASMR

Brain Tingles: The Secret to Triggering ASMR for Improved Sleep, Stress Relief, and Head-to-Toe Euphoria
2018, Adams Media of Simon & Schuster
Dr Craig Richard (author), Melinda Lauw (foreword)

Avery Sleeps More Readily: A whispered Good Night Fairy book
2018, Somnus Stuff
Renee Frances (author), Dr Craig Richard (foreword)

ASMR Sleep Revolution
2017,  CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Benjamin Nicholls (author), Dr Craig Richard (foreword)

Idiot’s Guide: ASMR
2015,  Alpha Books
Julie Young, Ilse Blansert (co-authors)

Published perspective/review papers & book chapters about ASMR

What Does ASMR Sound Like? Composing the Proxemic Intimate Zone in Contemporary Music – [Full paper]
Giulia Accornero
Graduate Fellow in Music Theory
Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy
Contemporary Music Review, no. 4, 2022

Careful whispers: when sounds feel like a touch
Efe C.Niven, Sophie K.Scott
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AZ, UK
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol 25, Iss 8, Aug 2021

Slimefulness as Self-Care
Matilda Stubbs
Ph.D. in Anthropology
Crown School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
University of Chicago, USA
Anthropology News, 2021

ASMR in Future Advertising
Andrea Rovira
B.A. Fashion, Marketing, & Communication
Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy
Undergraduate Dissertation, 2021

Touching Your Ears: Towards a Materiality of Sonic Intimacy in ASMR Videos
Zora van Harten
Master thesis in Musicology
Department of Media and Culture Studies
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Utrecht University Repository (open access), 2020

ASMR as an Intervention to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ariana Galante(1), Nafees Alam(2)
(1) College of Staten Island, USA
(2) Yeshiva University, USA
Psychol Behav Sci Int J, 13(2), September 2019

Safe and Sound
Helle Breth Klausen
Aarhus University, Denmark
SoundEffects, Volume 8, Number 1, July 2019

Clinical Role-Play in ASMR  Videos
Amisha Ahuja(1), Nitin Kumar Ahuja(2)
(1) Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
(2) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
JAMA, Volume 321, Number 14, April 2019

A Simply Marvellous Reaction: ASMR and the Desk Tutorial
Mark Morris
Architectural Design. Vol 88. Issue 2, pgs 50-57, 2018

ASMR: auratic encounters and women’s affective labor
Laura Jaramillo
Jump Cut, No. 58, Spring, 2018

ASMR Mania, Trigger-Chasing, and the Anxiety of Digital Repletion 
Hugh S. Manon
Chapter from, “Lacan and the Nonhuman”;  Edited by Gautam Basu Thakur & Jonathan Michael Dickstein
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, Cham; 23 January 2018

ASMR – From Internet Subculture to Audiovisual Therapy
Diego Garro
Keele University, United Kingdom
Proceedings of EVA London, UK, 395-402, July 2017

“This FEELS SO REAL!” Sense and sexuality in ASMR videos
Emma Leigh Waldron
PhD candidate, University of California, Davis
First Monday, Volume 22, Number 1 – 2, January 2017

The Benefits of ASMR in Education
Franziska Apprich
Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education
Volume 6, Issue 5, Ver. II, PP 113-118, Sep. – Oct. 2016

The Impact of ASMR on Social Media Generation”
Franziska Apprich
Chapter 2 from, “Media Anthology: A Critical Reader – Visualising Mass Media from a Macro Perspective”; Edited by Theophilus Kofi Gokah
2nd Quarter – 2016

Could Insomnia Be Relieved with a YouTube Video? The Relaxation and Calm of ASMR
Giulia Poerio
Chapter 15 from, “The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites”; Edited by Callard F, Staines K, Wilkes J.
Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan; 2016.

Relief from a Certain Kind of Personhood in ASMR Role-Play Videos
Emma Bennett
Chapter 16 from, “The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites”; Edited by Callard F, Staines K, Wilkes J.
Basingstoke (UK): Palgrave Macmillan; 2016.

Eliciting Euphoria Online: The Aesthetics of “ASMR” Video Culture
Rob Gallagher
King’s College, London, UK
Film Criticism, Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2016

ASMR and frisson: Mindfully induced sensory phenomena that promote happiness
Marisa A. del Campo & Thomas J. Kehle
University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Journal of School & Educational Psychology: Vol 4, No 2, Feb 2016

Now You’ve Got the Shivers: Affect, Intimacy, and the ASMR Whisper Community
Joceline Andersen
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Television & New Media,  Dec 2015,  vol. 16, no. 8, 683-700

It Feels Good to Be Measured: Clinical Role-Play, Walker Percy, and the Tingles
Nitin K. Ahuja
Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine,  2013, Summer;56(3):442-51

Letters to the Editor about ASMR

James V Lloyd, Thomas P. O. Ashdown, Lucy R Jawad
ASMR: What is it? and Why should we care?
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Indian J of Psychological Medicine
, 2017, 39(2):214-5

Self-published articles about ASMR

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

Melinda Lauw
Tingly Objects: ASMR

Jasmin Ojalainen
Four letters dividing science

Institutional posts about ASMR

Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Do You Get the “Tingles”? The Philosophy of ASMR
Sept 12 2016, American Philosophical Association

Could ASMR be Effective for Relaxation?
August 1 2014
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research

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