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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10 Tips for new ASMR artists from Deni ASMRCz

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityDenisa “Deni” Vondruskova is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Palacky University, Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

She has also been creating ASMR videos as Deni ASMRCz for the past 3 years.

I recently interviewed Deni about her YouTube channel and live ASMR sessions.  When I looked through her videos on YouTube I noticed that she had created over 135 ASMR videos.

I asked her if she would also be interested in creating a top ten list of tips for new ASMR artists as a way to share the experience and wisdom she gained from producing all those videos.

Deni agreed and provided an impressive list of helpful advice for new artists, which may also contain some helpful nuggets for established artists.

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Science of ASMR: The third peer-reviewed research publication (podcast episode #12)

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian ResponseIn this podcast episode, I will be summarizing the third peer-reviewed research publication about ASMR and sharing an interview with the authors.

The paper is titled, ““An Examination of Personality Traits Associated with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)”)” and was published in the journal, Frontiers in Psychology on February 23, 2017. The authors are Beverley Fredborg, Jim Clark, and Stephen Smith from the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

This podcast episode will cover the following topics:

  • What are the personality traits associated with ASMR-sensitive individuals?
  • What are the most intense ASMR triggers?
  • How they recruited participants and determined ASMR sensitivity.
  • The focus of their next ASMR research publication.
  • and more.

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Viewers of live ASMR videos may soon be able to feel the touch of an ASMR artist with Flex-N-Feel gloves

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian ResponseVideo ASMR artists can directly stimulate ASMR in viewers with gentle sounds, soft voices, and comforting visuals.

But they have been unable to directly stimulate the sensation of touch through a video.  And touch may be the strongest trigger of ASMR.

Could there be a way to feel the touch of someone who is in another room or even in another country?

Yes.

Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have designed gloves called Flex-N-Feel to be worn by individuals at separate locations.  When one person Flexes their fingers in the gloves, the other person Feels the touch via vibrotactile sensations on their skin.

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Amazon’s Alexa can now whisper, is this the first virtual ASMR artist?

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityAlexa is a virtual assistant created by Amazon which runs on the  Amazon Echo devices.

Users interact with Alexa by voice command to initiate many actions such as; set alarms, play music, podcasts, or audiobooks, create to-do lists, and inquire about the weather, traffic, news, and other information.

Until now, Alexa’s voice has been a spoken female voice, but Amazon has just added the ability for Alexa to whisper.  Alexa will also be able to take a breath to pause for emphasis and adjust her rate, pitch and volume.

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Interview with Deni ASMRCZ, an ASMR artist offering live ASMR sessions.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityDenisa “Deni” Vondruskova is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Palacky University, Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

Deni is also an ASMR artist. She creates recorded videos for her YouTube channel Deni ASMRCZ, and she also offers live video ASMR sessions.

I was excited to be able to interview Deni because I’ve been interested in talking to more artists who are offering live ASMR sessions.

In my interview with Deni she points out the paradox of her two most popular videos, her inspiration for offering recorded and live ASMR, how her live ASMR sessions differ from her ASMR videos, the challenges of providing live ASMR sessions, and how her efforts are helping others.

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Interview with Bev Fredborg, author of the recent research publication about ASMR and personality traits.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityResearchers at the University of Winnipeg in Canada have recently published their second peer-reviewed research publication about ASMR.

The paper is titled, “An Examination of Personality Traits Associated with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)” and was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology on February 23, 2017.

The publication was authored by Beverley Fredborg, an adjunct lab member in the Embodied Emotion Laboratory, Dr. Jim Clark, the Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Stephen Smith, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.

I recently wrote a short article which summarized some of the findings of this new publication.

This article now brings you an explanation of their study in the words of the lead author, Beverley “Bev” Fredborg, who is also currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

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Marywood University undergraduate doing research project on ASMR and anxiety

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

As part of her degree requirement, she has decided to do a research project about ASMR and anxiety. She has already received approval from her school’s Review Committee and has started to collect her data.

In my interview with Stacey she talks about the book which helped to inspire this project, her goals and hypotheses, her research methods, challenges with the project, and tips to other students who may be considering an ASMR research project.

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Peer-reviewed research publication about ASMR, personality traits, and ASMR triggers.

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityIn 2016, Stephen Smith and Beverley Fredborg from the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada published a research paper about ASMR and brain activity (summary, interview, podcast episode).

The dynamic duo has now done it again, publishing their second research paper about ASMR.

The paper is titled, “An Examination of Personality Traits Associated with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)” and was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology on February 23, 2017.  The article was authored by Beverley Fredborg, Jim Clark, and Stephen Smith.

The goal of the study was to investigate if ASMR is associated with specific personality traits, and they also analyzed data about the perceived intensity of specific ASMR triggers.

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Science of ASMR: The second peer-reviewed research publication (podcast episode #11)

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityIn this podcast episode, I will be summarizing the second peer-reviewed research publication about ASMR and sharing an interview with the authors.

The paper is titled, “An examination of the default mode network in individuals with autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)” and was published in the journal Social Neuroscience on May 31, 2016.  The authors are Stephen Smith, Beverley Fredborg, and Jennifer Kornelsen from the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

This podcast episode will cover the following topics:

  • What is fMRI?
  • What did the experiment reveal about ASMR?
  • What challenges did they encounter during this project?
  • What ASMR experiments are on their horizons?
  • and more.

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