Slow and methodical hand movements are common to many ASMR videos.
The hands may be tapping on something, demonstrating something, unboxing something, or just gliding rhythmically in the air.
And those videos can be soooo captivating. Why is that?
Is it the tapping? Is it the demonstration? Is it the item being unboxed?
Well, new research suggests that perhaps it is the hands that are grabbing your attention.