Undergraduate student completes research study about ASMR, flow state, sleeping habits, and mood

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityAlfa 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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Undergraduate student researching ASMR, flow states, and highly sensitive person traits

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityAnna Zajac is an undergraduate student at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.  She is in her final year as a Psychology Major and is working as a research assistant at her university.

In addition, she is an intern at Sensum Co., a marketing research company which specializes in neuromarketing.

Anna has teamed up with Dr. Jonathan Rolison to do her senior dissertation thesis on ASMR.  She has decided to apply her research skills and computer software experience to investigate the relationship of ASMR with flow states and highly sensitive person traits.

In my interview with Anna she shares her inspiration for doing a research project on ASMR, the objectives of her project, advice to others considering doing research on ASMR, and more.

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