I initially reported about this published study on November 1, 2017, but this article will now share more details and summarize the data.
The study is titled, “Sensory determinants of the autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR): understanding the triggers” and was published October 6, 2017 in PeerJ by Emma Barratt, Charles Spence, and Nick Davis.
Of historical note, Barratt and Davis were the co-authors of the first ASMR research study published in 2015. In this new study they investigate some of the traits of ASMR triggers.
ASMR videos will be one of several video genres featured in a new museum exhibit titled, “The New Genres: Video in the Internet Age.”
The exhibit is focusing on the following new video genres which have appeared over the last two decades: vlogs, Let’s Play videos, Unboxing videos, and ASMR videos.
Specific videos of each genre will be highlighted because they have been considered to be “significant, influential, and representational of these videos.”
There 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.
In 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.”
Will 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.”
ASMR is coming to over 70 million U.S. televisions.
On October 3, 2017, the TV network, IFC, announced they will begin showing video content from the website, Funny or Die.
One of those programs will include, “ASMR with Kelly Whispers.”
Sarah Toth is a 26 year old ASMR artist living in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Her YouTube channel is Karuna Satori ASMR and has over 170,000 subscribers.
A Daily Mail article by Megan Sheets explains how her road to being an ASMR artist is not the usual story.
Dr. Diego Garro is a Senior Lecturer at Keele University in the United Kingdom. He has a BSc in Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Digital Music Technology, an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a PhD in Composition.
In 2015, I interviewed Dr. Garro about his translated summary of Alejandro Navarro Expósito’s Spanish-language dissertation, “Neuropsychological and neurophysiological characterization of ASMR”.
Dr. Garro has continued his interest in ASMR by writing a paper titled, “ASMR – from internet subculture to audiovisual therapy” and presenting it at the 2017 Electronic Visualization and the Arts conference in London.
In my interview with Dr. Garro he shares how he became interested in studying ASMR, the goals of his paper, reactions to his conference presentation, and tips for others doing ASMR presentations.
Glass Vaults is a psychedelic off kilter pop group originating out of Wellington, New Zealand.
Public praise includes, “”Glass Vaults is like a never ending dream while I’m half-asleep” (No Fear of Pop), and “trance-inducing, hallucinatory walls of sound that shimmer with ghostly incantations.” (Northern Transmissions).
Since their conception in 2010, the members Richard Larsen, Rowan Pierce, Bevan Smith, Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa have toured throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S.A.
But these “merchants of bliss” have recently added a new member, ASMR, and it has influenced their latest album, The New Happy.
Murray is an actor and IT technologist with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Media Technology. He currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with prior residence in New Zealand and Scotland.
Murray also resides on YouTube as ASMR Muzz, posting relaxing Scottish-accented videos and tranquil ASMR trigger sounds.
In my interview with Murray he shares memories of ASMR from his youth, his inspiration for creating ASMR videos, his most popular video, his challenges creating content, his tips for new ASMR artists, and how his videos may be helping others.