ASMR-inspired comedy coming to Philadelphia

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityThere has been an abundance of ASMR-inspired art forms including movies, web shows, street dancing, commercials, music, performance art, poetry, CGI animation, games, and fan fiction.

What about live comedy?

On Saturday April 6th, 2018 at 4:30 pm Rose Luardo and Shannon Fahey will present their ASMR inspired workshop, ASMRrrrRETREAT at Good Good Comedy Theatre (215 N.11th Street Philadelphia, PA).

Luardo & Fahey are Philadelphia-based comedians and artists and their live workshop is inspired by their mutual admiration for ASMR and ASMR artwork.

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High school student investigating the effect of ASMR videos on teen anxiety and depression

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityChristian S. is a junior high school student in New York.  He is enrolled in an Advanced Placement course and has decided to do a research project about ASMR.

His research question is: “To what extent does Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) impact the levels of anxiety and depression in teens?”

He has created a survey for teenagers to investigate the relationship between watching ASMR videos and mental health.

Christian created questions about ASMR and also incorporated standardized questions from the Becks Depression Inventory and the Becks Anxiety Inventory to help him compare his results to other published results.

His survey is anonymous, specific for teenagers, and will remain open for about the next week.

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Graduate student investigates the effects of ASMR videos on the heart rates of Highly Sensitive Persons

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityMelina Delanghe is a graduate student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium. She is pursuing her Master’s Degree in psychology in the Department of Biological & Cognitive Psychology.

For her Master’s Thesis, she decided to do an ASMR research project with Dr. Elke Van Hoof as her faculty advisor.

She investigated the ability of ASMR videos to affect the heart rates of individuals diagnosed as Highly Sensitive Persons and also in a control group.

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Filmmaker completes production of the ASMR-inspired movie, “3AMASMR”

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityIn 2016, I posted an article that began, “Filmmaker begins production of the ASMR-inspired movie.

Good news.  The movie is done and available for all to view.

The movie was created by Mike Reed who lives in Denmead, UK.   Mike also creates ASMR videos for his YouTube channel, “ASMR Show

The working title of his movie was, “P.A.I.N.” and is now released as “3AMASMR” or you can think of the title as “3 am ASMR.”

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Health benefits of ASMR for anxiety, insomnia, depression, and more.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityI’ve created a new page for the website titled, “Health Benefits of ASMR.”

The page has a list of conditions which may be improved by experiencing ASMR.  Each condition includes supporting resources such as; published research, ongoing research, testimonials, and supportive articles.

Unfortunately, it will take a lot more research, especially clinical studies, before the potential clinical application of ASMR will be understood.  This new page just highlights some of the initial support that will hopefully assist and inspire other researchers and clinicians to do more studies.

If ASMR has helped you somehow, you can share your experience at the Voices of ASMR project and it will automatically be included to this new page.

If you know of a resource which highlights how ASMR has helped someone, then please send a link to asmruniversity@gmail.com and I’ll add it the page.

A current list of the potential health benefits of ASMR (with links to supporting resources) is below.

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Non-English resources about ASMR

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian ResponseI have had the page “ASMR Resources” on my website for a while, but it only includes English language resources.

So I decided to also create, “ASMR Resources (non-English)” for all other languages.

This new page should be helpful to someone looking to learn about ASMR who is not fluent in, comfortable with, or able to read English.

Visitors to the page will find links to non-English websites, articles, audio files, and videos about ASMR in 15 different languages.  I will continue to add more languages and resources.

A current list of the 15 languages (with links to the resources) is below.

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Voices of ASMR: Is ASMR a sexual feeling? (podcast episode #14)

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityIn this podcast episode, you will hear participants in the Voices of ASMR project explain the following about their ASMR experiences:

  • Does your ASMR feel the same as a sexual response?
  • How is your ASMR similar to a sexual response?
  • How is your ASMR different from a sexual response?

Subscribe to the ASMR University Podcast to hear all of the past and future episodes or listen to this one episode right here:

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Student journalist writes an insider profile of the journey and perspectives of the ASMR artist, theASMRnerd.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityWill Koziey-Kronas is an undergraduate student majoring in Professional Writing at the University of Toronto in Canada.

For his course, Introduction to Journalistic Investigations, he was assigned to write a profile piece.

He chose to profile ASMR through the experiences of an ASMR artist.  Will explains why,

“People who aren’t familiar with ASMR are usually fascinated by it when their introduced for the first time.  I figured a piece about an ASMR creator, written as an introduction to ASMR, would be very compelling.”

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Want to have an ASMR whisper session with Apple’s virtual assistant Siri? Coming soon.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityA December 14, 2017 application from Apple to the US patent Office shows Apple’s interest  to patent, “a digital assistant that is capable of detecting a whispered speech input and providing a whispered speech response.”

Why would you want Siri to whisper to you?

One benefit could be to have a digital whisper bot in your pocket for ASMR sessions.  Siri would not be the first virtual ASMR artist though, Amazon’s Alexa can already whisper (see link at bottom).

I don’t think ASMR sessions are Apple’s intent.  Their proposed benefit is more about privacy and courtesy.

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Sony uses ASMR videos to promote the Sony Xperia XZ1 phone

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversitySony joins Toyota, Pepsi, KFC, Dove, Ritz, IKEA, and Glenmorangie Whisky  in utilizing ASMR videos for marketing.

The ASMR-style videos highlight the video recording quality of the Sony Xperia XZ1 phone.  The full campaign and videos are posted on the website of Carphone Warehouse, the top independent mobile online retailer in the UK.

What prompted Carphone Warehouse and Sony to create ASMR videos to help promote the Xperia XZ1 phone?

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