Dr. Diego Garro presents ASMR paper at London conference

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityDr. 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.

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Glass Vaults band creates ASMR-inspired music album

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityGlass 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.

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Will health insurance companies recommend ASMR someday?

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityHow long will it be before health insurance agencies start recommending ASMR to their clients?

If you had asked me this last week I would have said 5 – 10 years  from now at best.

Ask me today and I will show you a bulletin recently posted by a dental insurance company titled, “Does ASMR ease dental anxiety?”.   It was written by Erin Coleman R.D., L.D. and posted July 5, 2017.

To my pleasant surprise, the bulletin is quite informative and supportive of the potential benefits of ASMR for dental patients.

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Interview with ASMR Muzz, a video artist delivering Scottish tingles

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityMurray 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.

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Undergraduate student shares results of research project about ASMR and anxiety

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityStacey Watkins is a senior Clinical Psychology major at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

I wrote an earlier article about her when she began collecting data for her research project titled, “ASMR and the Reduction of Anxiety”.

Good news, Stacey has completed the research project and has some interesting data about ASMR and anxiety to share.

In my interview with Stacey she explains the goal and methods of her project, her findings related to her 5 hypotheses, an unexpected finding in her data set, challenges she encountered in her project, and tips for other ASMR researchers.

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Interview with Ms Candy Blog ASMR, an ASMR artist combining tingles and treats

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityWhat can be more comforting than an ASMR video?  How about an ASMR video of candy and other sweet treats.

Ms Candy Blog ASMR is an ASMR artist living in New York City and she agrees, along with her YouTube followers. In 2014 she launched her Ms Candy Blog channel and then soon launched her Ms Candy Blog ASMR channel to deliver tingles with the treats.

She also has a Master’s degree in Theatre and has been recently recruited as a livestreaming educator.

In my interview with Ms Candy Blog ASMR she talks about her most popular video, the evolution of her videos, her biggest challenge as an artist, her association with Ru Paul, how her videos help others, and her scientific curiosity about ASMR.

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Peer-reviewed research publications about Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityHow many peer-reviewed research publications about ASMR currently exist?  The answer is three.

I’ve created this post as a quick resource for anyone looking to learn more about these publications.

Below are the details for each publication, along with links to each publication, summaries of the data, interviews with the authors, and podcast episodes about each publication.

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Interview with the YouTube ASMR artist, Holly ASMR

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityHolly is an ASMR artist who lives in London, England and creates videos for her YouTube Channel, Holly ASMR.

She starting creating videos less than a year ago but has already posted over 100 videos on her channel and is about to hit 30,000 followers.

To achieve that many followers that quickly is a testament to the quality of her videos and the genuine and consistent effort she puts into her productions.

In my interview with Holly she shares her recent inspiration for creating ASMR videos, her most popular video, her biggest challenges, valuable tips for new ASMR artists, and how her videos are helping others.

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