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Recently I came across the term "ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response)", which is a relatively new phenomenon of the internet culture. Many people seem to benefit greatly from ASMR. Some tell that they have cured diseases such as insomnia or panic attacks.

To me in a spiritual sense it seems just like a great way to raise my vibration. Here is what it's about.

The term "autonomous sensory meridian response" (ASMR) is a neologism for a claimed biological phenomenon, characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation often felt in the head, scalp or peripheral regions of the body in response to various visual, auditory, olfactory, and cognitive stimuli. The phenomenon was first noted through Internet culture such as blogs and online videos. ....

In addition to whispering, many role-playing style videos and audio recordings also aim to stimulate ASMR. Examples include pretend haircuts, visits to a doctor’s office and therapy sessions. While these make-believe situations are acted out by the creator, it is claimed that viewers and listeners report that the ASMR effect relieves states of insomnia, feelings of anxiety or panic attacks. .....

Common triggers

According to the ASMR Research & Support[22] group, there are two types of ASMR. Type A is described as an ASMR experience that wasn't brought on by external stimuli, but was brought on by a unique thought pattern of the individual. Type B is when the individual experiences the phenomenon as a result of external stimuli. It is reported that both types are common among those who claim to enjoy ASMR. A list of external triggers follows: Listening to unusual speech Listening to someone whisper Watching educational presentations Reacting to an event with great empathy or sympathy Listening to music Viewing art Watching someone carefully execute a task Intense attention from another person Haircuts and being touched on the head or back Certain smells Tapping, scratching, sticky sounds

In addition to whispering, many role-playing style videos and audio recordings also aim to stimulate ASMR. Examples include pretend haircuts, visits to a doctor’s office and therapy sessions. While these make-believe situations are acted out by the creator, it is claimed that viewers and listeners report that the ASMR effect relieves states of insomnia, feelings of anxiety or panic attacks.

Example videos:

asked 13 Mar '13, 00:24

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Stranglely enough it did raise my vibration & at the same time it was also very relaxing - I don't know why. Thanks @releaser99.

Here is a link to a few very short ASMR videos suggested by reddit .

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-youtube-videos-that-will-give-you-asmr-shivers/

(07 Jun '13, 05:11) ele
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Yes i agree it's a great way to raise vibrations ... it is linked with our natural healthy ability to understand others' thoughts and feelings and to resonate affectively with their emotions thus having an exciting effect that stirs us into activity. It's a subjective intimate response to a stimulus that fits into the way we imagine things to be ... surfing on the "global world wide web" requires or at least implies expansion of consciousness.

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answered 13 Mar '13, 04:20

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"ability to understand others' thoughts and feelings and to resonate affectively with their emotions" Yes, I think you are spot on. I find it quite interesting how weird phenomenons like this one arise out of the expansion of consciousness in the internet :).

(13 Mar '13, 11:08) releaser99
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@releaser99 my theory about this phenomenon is that the global world wide web, well, acts as a web :), that is, a kind of resonating device just as a musical instrument ... there are always a few thousands if not millions of people surfing at any one time so the instrument is always charged with human energy which acts as an amplifier for our own individual energy input thus creating almost immediate sensory feedback.

(14 Mar '13, 04:50) ru bis
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