I will be giving an online presentation about ASMR to the Maryland Psychological Association on May 17, 2022 (12:00 pm – 1: 30 pm EDT).
More details and registration link are below.
If you are looking for ASMR content on the internet, you have two main options: ASMR videos and ASMR podcasts.
ASMR videos are the much more popular choice.
Compared to videos, ASMR podcasts have some clear disadvantages. But curiously, these disadvantages are also their advantages. Let me explain.
This should be easy to answer, but it isn’t. At least not for me. I have figured out one way to get some ballpark numbers, but my methods may not be the easiest or the most accurate.
If you know a better way than what I describe below, then please reach out to me at email@example.com.
I will begin by telling you the numbers I calculated and then I will explain how I achieved them.
Sounds like whispering and tapping can induce relaxation (like ASMR) or annoyance (like misophonia) in the listener. The variety of these different responses to the same triggers is not well understood.
During this study, you will listen to a variety of sounds and rate how each one makes you feel. You will also complete some questionnaires on general sensory sensitivity, emotional reactivity, and personality traits. Your participation in this study may require 30-60 minutes.
This study is being conducted by student researcher Dodi Swan-Capper, post-doctoral research fellow Dr. Nora Andermane, and student researcher Mathilde Bauer.
The study is being supervised by Dr. Jamie Ward, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, from the School of Psychology, University of Sussex, and has been approved by the Sciences & Technology Cross-Schools Research Ethics Committee
How important is immersion for the #ASMR experience?
The aim of this study is to use immersive technology and test your responses. You will watch or listen to a selection of recorded content and answer questions about how you feel.
Adult ASMR experiencers are welcome to participate in this 20 minute study, which has been reviewed and approved by the Bath Spa University Ethics Committee
Being in a quiet place and using headphones are required for the best experience. You will also have a chance to win a 25 or 50 $/£ voucher for Etsy/Amazon in an optional raffle at the end.
The aim of this study is to test the effect of various animated videos on inducing ASMR and generating feelings of well-being.
ASMR experiencers and non-experiencers are welcome to participate in this 20 minute study, which has been reviewed and approved by the Norwich University of Arts Ethics committee.
Headphones are required for best experience, and you will also have a chance to win one of 20 £50 Amazon UK Vouchers.
Deezer is an online audio platform with a catalog of more than 90 million songs, playlists, podcasts and radio channels.
ASMR sessions, the first project, was the re-creation of top hits by top artists into ASMR-style fusions. Participating artists (and their re-created ASMR-stylized song) included
- Alicia Keys (Fallin’)
- James Blunt (You’re Beautiful)
- Sir Tom Jones (What’s New Pussycat)
- Ava Max (Kings and Queens)
- YUNGBLUD (Parents).
I was fortunate to be able to work with Deezer as they produced these ASMR/Music fusion tracks. Each musical artist, as well as the Deezer audio engineers, did a wonderful job of transforming these hit songs into ASMR-style experiences. You can listen to these reimagined ASMR fusion songs HERE.
The rest of this article will focus on Deezer’s second ASMR project, the ASMR Global Survey. I also worked with Deezer on the creation of the survey and the data summaries. I’ll share the survey methods and general findings below.
Edge Hill University in Lancashire, England is seeking Ph.D. applicants interested in doing research on the bioacoustics of ASMR.
The research project will be overseen by Michel Belyk Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology.
Viktoria Venkatess is a student, pursuing a BSc. in Psychology at the University of Southampton, UK.
Her research project is investigating the experiences of watching ASMR videos and mindfulness, and is titled, “Exploring the link between mindfulness and unusual sensory experiences in people who experience ASMR”
Viktoria’s faculty advisor for the study is Dr. Emma Palmer-Cooper, Lecturer at University of Southampton, UK.
Viktoria is looking for participants to take her online survey, which has been reviewed and approved by the University of Southampton Research Ethics Committee (ERGO: 64395)
Adela Bodasca is an undergraduate student, pursuing a BSc in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK.
Her research project is investigating if the distance we keep from other people, called interpersonal space, is affected by the experience of ASMR.
Adela’s faculty supervisor for the study is Dr Flavia Cardini, Senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University.
Adela is looking for participants to take her online study, which has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the School of Psychology and Sport Science (SREP), at Anglia Ruskin University (approval code: PSY-S19-025).