Jennifer Allen coined the term “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response” in 2010. Prior to this the head tingles that most people now call ASMR went by a variety of terms including brain orgasm, attention-induced head orgasm, attention-induced euphoria, that unnamed feeling, and of course, head tingles.
Is ASMR a better term than these prior terms? Is ASMR the best term possible? Could a better term be coined to describe this sensation?
I won’t hold my judgement until the end of this post. I will tell you right now.