Libby Copeland lives in Westchester, NY, USA and has a BA degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.
She has been a staff reporter, editor, and/or writer for The Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Glamour, as well as, made appearances on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR.
Libby also has a strong interest in ASMR.
She recently traveled to Brooklyn, NY to experience one of the first live, in-person, professional ASMR services called Whisperlodge, and then wrote about it for New York Magazine.
Jonathan Fitas is a professional composer and sound designer, and a recent graduate from the University of Marne-La-Vallée & National Institute of Audiovisual in Paris, France.
He focused his Master’s dissertation on ASMR and titled it, “Introduction and reflection on the place and role of sound in ASMR.”
In this podcast episode, I will be summarizing the data from the first peer-reviewed research publication about ASMR.
The paper is titled, “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR): a flow-like mental state”, is authored by Emma Barratt and Nick Davis, and was published March 26, 2015.
You will hear about the data from the paper related to these questions:
Why do people watch ASMR videos?
What are common ASMR triggers?
When do people first experience ASMR?
Do ASMR videos help people to feel less depressed?
Do ASMR videos lessen the symptoms of chronic pain?
Alfa Ramirez is pursuing her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Digital Cinema Arts at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, USA.
She was assigned a class project in her Psychological Testing course and she decided to focus her project on ASMR.
After obtaining IRB approval and a faculty research supervisor, she forged ahead and has already finished collecting and analyzing her data.
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Ritz Crackers has recently joined the growing list of big name companies which have created ASMR-inspired ads.
Dove chocolate released two ASMR-inspired ads in November 2015, Pepsi posted a short ASMR-inspired ad in April 2016, and KFC launched an ASMR-inspired ad in July 2016.
The Ritz Crackers video ad is in Korean but it clearly communicates the universal language of ASMR.
Dr. Franziska Apprich received her Ph.D. in Media and Business from Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland and is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication & Media Studies at Canadian University Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
She has recently been researching and publishing about several aspects of ASMR, including the benefits of ASMR in education.
Her investigations into ASMR were reviewed by the Venus International Foundation and resulted in her winning the Outstanding Scientist Award from the organization.
Matthew Wilson lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has his BSc Honors in Management and Leadership from Ulster University, Northern Ireland.
He currently works in the retail industry and launched his new website, ASMRbar.com in January 2016.
The website is a wonderful buffet of all forms of ASMR media. You can explore and experience ASMR (and ASMR-related) videos, albums, podcasts, apps, books, audiobooks, and even news.
In this podcast episode I will read the second part of an interview I did with Jennifer Allen, the woman who coined the term, “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.”
Jennifer will be sharing her thoughts and feelings about
the current widespread use of the term ASMR,
how her understanding of ASMR has changed over time,
what she perceives as the next big step for the ASMR community,
where the understanding and application of ASMR might be in 10 years,
how ASMR is part of her daily life,
Research has shown that the light emitted from mobile devices can interfere with sleep.
This is a concern for individuals who are watching ASMR videos to relax their minds and fall asleep more easily.
Yet there are still plenty of online reports that watching an ASMR video does help many people to fall asleep more easily than not watching an ASMR video.
A recent research study published in PLOS Biology may help to explain this conundrum.