Be an ASMR Scientist


Are you interested in doing an ASMR-related research project but not sure how to begin?  

Try using the general steps below to get you started:

Step 1: Approach a faculty member at your school, college, or university and ask them to be your research mentor.  Don’t go it alone.  Your mentor will help you to come up with your research idea, help you to collect your data, and to make sure you are doing it legally, ethically, and correctly.

Step 2: Brainstorm on an ASMR-related research project that feels appropriate to you and your mentor.  Browse some of my archived posts for ideas and/or view the completed and in-progress ASMR research projects above.

Step 3: Request approval for your project from an ethics committee if your project involves humans (which is likely).  These committees are sometimes called Institutional Review Boards or Human Studies Review Committees and may be located at your institution or at a nearby college, university, or medical institution.   Click here for more information.

Step 4: Let me know about your research project via “Email Dr. Richard” form on this page so I can add it to my list of ASMR research projects in progress and/or write a blog post about it.

Step 5: Publish your data.  That is actually the best way to share it with the world.  Let me know about your publication so I can switch your research project from “in-progress” to “completed” on the project page, and also so I can write a blog post about it.

Looking for some ASMR research ideas and inspiration?

  • Click HERE to read a blog post with ASMR research ideas.
    • In the blog post I highlight many specific and general ASMR experiments that would help to progress the understanding of ASMR.
  • Click HERE to read about other ASMR research projects and publications.
    • Get inspired by the works of others
  • Click HERE to read interviews with ASMR researchers.
    • Many interviews include helpful information about research challenges and research tips for success.
  • Click HERE to read interviews with ASMR artists.
    • In many interviews I ask the artist what would be a good ASMR-related experiment to do.  These are very insightful individuals with terrific ideas.  Read their replies for inspiration.

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