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The Rock & Roll Shrink Ep.85 ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) videos

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Tonight’s show is called, “ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) videos.” 

ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) videos – what are they, why do they appeal to some people, and yet really annoy others? Is this just a personal preference? Is it a physiological or psychological response?

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), sometimes auto sensory meridian response, is a tingling sensation that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. 

While ASMR itself appears, at best, from the evidence we would find, to be essentially pseudo-science, we certainly have covered such gray areas before on our show (for example, the Myers-Briggs Personality Type quizzes.) Future research results may lend more credence to the practice, in time.


Tonight, we will discuss:

1. What exactly are ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) videos?

2. How ASMR “works”

3. The History of ASMR

4. Controversies, Resources, and Closing


We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.

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