ASMR – That’s what that head tingling is

What is ASMR?

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it refers to a phenomenon which is very difficult to explain to those that do not experience it. It is usually experienced through a relaxing tingling in the scalp and the back of the neck and can extend into the rest of the body. It is a very calming sensation that washes over you.

I first encountered ASMR, as do most people, as a child. I never knew exactly what it was. I experienced it when certain teachers spoke, during certain TV shows and at the dentist. I didn’t understand the sensation but enjoyed it, and would try and stay very calm and relaxed every time it happened to try and lengthen my experience of it. You can read the full story of how I found ASMR in this post.

Have you ever been at the doctor, or maybe watching someone paint on television and felt a relaxing tingling sensation on your scalp or neck? Keep reading if the answer is yes, because you might be someone who can experience this unique sensation and you’re just about to open your eyes to a whole new world.

Is ASMR actually real, or just new-age pseudoscience?

Relaxing in the grass with ASMR

ASMR is about relaxation and so much more.

Short answer: yes it is real – probably. Whilst there has been little scientific research conducted on the topic, the vast amount of anecdotal evidence is convincing that there is a common underlying condition. You can read more about the science here.

Can anybody experience ASMR?

It seems at the moment that the answer is no. Not everybody reports experiencing this sensation. Most people discover it by accident in their childhood, however some adults experience it for the first time. If you haven’t experienced ASMR before, it might just be that you haven’t found your personal triggers yet. Check out our article detailing the common triggers to see if any of them do it for you.

If none of the common triggers seem to give you the tingles, then maybe you could try a head massager. I’ve found these to give a similar sensation to ASMR, often times even much more intense.

Benefits of ASMR

Aside from the pleasurable sensation that ASMR offers there are a range of other benefits. Many intentional ASMR videos are essentially forms of guided meditations, meditating regularly has been shown to reduce stress levels and aid concentration among many other things. For a lot of people ASMR is a gateway to developing an ongoing meditative practice. 

Additionally people who suffer from insomnia and regularly have difficulty getting to sleep can use ASMR videos to distract and relax them, and send them sleep when nothing else will. Some ASMR videos are designed specifically for this purpose, however if you find videos that include your personal triggers they should all be effective at this.

I think I have ASMR, how do I get started?

For many people they might have experienced the sensation of ASMR before but not necessarily understand it, or seek it out too seriously. When you first find the ASMR community online it can be a very exciting time, knowing that you are part of a group and a very welcoming community. However it can also be very overwhelming and it isn’t particularly clear where to start. For some great tips to help you get the most from your ASMR you should check out our free ebook.

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  • MrGamma

    Looks interesting… some foods and bad diets might make you an anesthetic…

  • Timothy Tipton Warlow

    I have a question about my own experience with ASMR. I do not have any of the common triggers that are mentioned here. Mine seems more cognitive than anything else. When I fully express a thought with someone who is deeply engaged in the conversation and they agree with me or give me some sign that they understand, I get an intense tingle in my head and scalp. I think its very odd, but I enjoy it and I think it has reinforced my ability and preference for good conversation. I am just curious if anyone else experiences anything remotely similar to this and if you have found anything else that goes along with it. Thanks!

    • Oliver Springett

      I do sometimes. I also get it when I am learning/studying intently. I think that perhaps ASMR could be linked to human contact intellectually as well as physically.

      • Quinn Wendland

        Well it happens to me when I read quotes from Gurren Lagann, so…

        • Alex Seb

          Would something like this give you the same feeling?

          • Quinn Wendland

            Just from the first 10 minutes, yes.

    • Carlos Cruz

      Yeah mine is along the line of yours. I usually feel mine when I’m listening to music and the artist says something I can connect deeply with

    • EarlG

      I experience the same, for the first time in my childhood with a teacher, later with other people when talking to them. Until I found out about ASMR, I sometimes thought about it and just came to the conclusion that it must be some special form of sympathy. But other triggers work for me as well.

    • DiscoverASMR

      Yes! It think it comes from an inner happiness response. I’ve heard this many times and people who has this trigger also get ASMR from being physically close to someone in a silent atmosphere

    • Rocky White

      Yes. Mostly cognitive for me as well. I’ve experienced it hundreds of times while watching movies during particularly tender, deeply emotional, or intellectually stimulating scenes when the actors/narrators speak thoughts that resonate with me. I have also experienced this at church when someone reads scripture or teaches on a subject that suddenly triggers an “aha moment” for me; a feeling of revelation and connection to what I perceive is the spirit of God. Your comment was made a year ago, but I hope you read my response.

    • George Robertson

      It is almost like you have synchronized your thoughts with the other
      person/persons, intellectually and emotionally, mind to mind and heart
      to heart. It creates a sense of joy that makes you feel like the
      inherent noise of trying to communicate effectively has been lifted and
      you are communicating on more levels than what is obvious.

      It seems as though you have reached a level of understanding and wisdom
      that is outside of yourselves and you are witnessing it as though it
      exists as a separate entity, by itself, in it’s true form and is no
      longer obscured by ineffective words and expressions.

      The desire to maintain that clarity and openness drives the conversation
      on and on until at some point it seems to have faded leaving a strong
      longing to find that heightened sense of awareness, attention and focus
      where you feel your mind has reached the pinnacle of intelligent
      communication that seems to approach a form extra sensory perception.

      For me, it happens more frequently during a discussion that are of a spiritual nature.

      I have theorized that this may be the feeling described in the Bible as being filled with the holy spirit.

    • Peter Revill

      Holy moly mate I get the exact same thing but more often it happens if I am telling a little story and the person seems interested OR if someone is saying something nice about me. But yes pretty much exactly waht you describe.

    • CharlieTooHuman (Capt Obvious)

      I have a wide variety of triggers… But more commonly for me, it’s through communication with nice, polite people (male or female) who speak with a comforting tone. But, I’ve recently discovered that I can get minor ASMR moments from reading emails and online messages as well.

  • Binkan

    I sometimes feel something similar when I have tension in my head/neck and I or someone else pokes (for lack of a better word) some points in the back of my neck.

    I’ve not much knowledge of muscle physiology or the peripheral nervous system (which I’m guessing this is related to), but it does /sound/ fairly pseudosciencey..

    I do EEG research and at first I thought this would be a pretty difficult thing to investigate, but looking at your site it seems like some people experience it just by watching videos?

    Anyone with half decent EEG lab set-up and access to people who experience AMSR could test for it’s existence easily enough, It would just need funding. EEG equipment is fairly cheap to run once you already have it, the most expensive part is probably researchers time.

    If there is any interest in actually carrying out this project, I’d be more than happy to assist, hell I’d run it myself if funding could be secured, in the mean time I have a different project to finish, for which the money already ran out a while ago ; _ ;

  • Jennifer Derrick

    I have been experiencing “ASMR” for as long as I can remember. Of course there are certain natural physical or visual triggers, but for me the trigger is a little more esoteric. It can happen at anytime and I generally connect to cognitive thought. I had no idea it had a name. When i am in meditation and i feel a connection with the divine (higher self, whatever anyone chooses to call it) it comes on as a full body buzz. I generally associate it with being aligned to something and getting a thumbs up, or green light to proceed. The absence of ASMR indicates a thumbs down for me, or a red light. So i guess you could say it is a tool of intuition for me. For example, i will have an ASMR top left quadrant of head, within a moment i will hear from someone i have been thinking about or not thinking about. In the beginning it would present only at the top of my crown, now it can originate at forehead or temporal lobes, base of head, etc. i had no idea it had a name until i stumbled on a you tube video and googled ASMR.bdoes anyone else associate it with something non-linear?

    • John.h

      I can completely relate to your experiences. ASMR is a little bit more intense/concentrated for me. Sometimes during random moments, I have a second of seizure-like inclinations that are backed up with an pricking feeling of ASMR,that is located in my entire body except for the tips of my feet.

  • Hipphurra

    From time to time I get something called AUTTAS. Am I the only one?
    It’s an abbreviation for an urge to take a shit.

    • corazontex

      LOL, hilarious. I was really seriously reading and read this and busted out laughing.

  • adan

    I can control my asmr, I love using it while driving back home listening to documentaries, I can intensify my asmr that i get to the point of crying without feeling sad but in fact I feel awaken and truly Happy

    • Saree Ab

      I kind of feel the same as you. I can intensify it, trigger it by thought, my main triggers are motivational thoughts and real deep thoughts… I am really glad i found this community, this is the first time i know what i have been experiencing my entire life so far.

  • Brittany

    OMG I thought I was alone this whole time (and I am almost 30 years old). I thought I was strange and I thought I just was (and I hate to use this word but I don’t know another one to choose at this moment), attracted to these sounds.. even the Bob Ross one. I have loved the way certain sounds resonate with me ever since I was a very small child. I have purposefully bought movies and kept recorded TV shows on my DVR just so I can replay certain parts with the sounds and people’s voices that have triggered for me. I feel so relieved and happy to know there is a whole community of people just like me. This is actually the first time I have ever told a single person about my feelings on this. I have kept it hidden for years thinking someone would find me strange. I can’t even begin to describe the relief I feel knowing other people experience these triggers and feelings. I am excited to explore this further.

  • Lynn Becker

    I can’t remember when I didn’t experience ASMR, I seem to have a number of triggers, whispering, hair brushing, just watching a massage on TV, particularly the healing hand hovering type. I go to a local hairdresser I can walk to, because I’m too zoned out to drive afterwards. Great feeling I love it.
    However I’ve noticed if I over indulge I can get a headache, I am a migraine sufferer so I have to be careful not to trigger one by too much ASMR. In moderation it’s just a fabulous mood booster.
    I’m happy to realize I’m not the only person who can access this wonderful feeling.

  • glitch132

    Sounds work ok, but I have always got the most (for lack of better word) intense asmr from touch. They don’t even have to touch me. When I was in 4-5 grade I would get it when someone I dont know well touched something close to me like my favorite stuffed animal or the eraser I use every day at school. Now I can just get lightly touched on the face and it will happen. I can just think about it and get it now.

  • Robby Jordan

    I have a question. ASMR does not trigger when I am listening to electronic recordings. It has to be occurring around me. Mostly when my friends play guitar. It has to be sincere and the person has to know that I am hearing their work. I really wish I could trigger it electronically. Any tips?

    • bears

      try a good pair of head phones. might make a difference

  • T Stanton

    My ex boyfriend used to chew the caps of water bottles. I would hear the hard popping plastic sounds at first and as the plastic softened I would listen to the gum-like chewing sounds.
    I started to experience ASMR in college sitting in the dining hall listening to people eat. It is very relaxing and puts me in a good mood. After reading through many comments and watching countless YouTube videos I’m happy to know this isn’t just a weird quirk of mine.
    It’s been 2 years since my relationship ended and his bottle cap chewing is the only thing I miss about him lol. I wonder if I could convince the next poor guy to chew water bottle caps.
    Thank you for the informative article.

  • Roger M Edmunds Jr.

    waiting on my ebook! Thanks for the help!

  • Tanner

    Found this guy yesterday. I usually like female asmrtists but I like him.

    • Kelly Smith

      Try watching some of ASMR Guitar’s videos.

  • Josh Kwon

    I actually find a crinkle asmr app that I use if anyone else wants to as well. I just love the peaceful user settings and the high quality sounds! Really recommend to anyone who is looking for some amazing tingles!

  • David Bamberg

    I’ve had these triggers for years, going back to when I was around 8 years old. Years later, while watch Bob Ross, on PBS, I noticed that I fell asleep, and awoke 30 minutes later, totally relaxed. This happened with several other television shows as well as watching people involved in repetitive tasks, such as the lady at the gym, sweeping the floors or while having the hygienist clean my teeth. All I know is this: Whatever it is, it feels good in the back of my brain. This reminds me of my son’s study of binuarals-the constant tones, which, when experienced via headphones, causes different reactions, such as enhanced creativity or inner-peace. Perhaps those involved in Music Therapy will find this helpful in the treatment of their brain-injured patients. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was given music therapy as part of her rehabilitation. It’s nice to have the internet to share these things.

  • Weasel

    I thought everyone gets this ??? I’ve just discovered it’s called ASMR by accident, russell brand has done a YouTube video on it . I then went on to look for myself what it was. I then realised the sensation it was aiming at ,, the one I get all the time if I listen to a nice female call centre agent for example on the phone if I’m being sold something, I sonetimes even drag it out but then I get paranoid they know what I’m doing…. As I said I thought everyone had this sensation , I did try and describe it to my mother earlier and she didn’t know what I was talking about ,,, now I find this sort of information that not everyone gets it and I can watch these videos and get it on tap ,,,,,,, what does this mean????? I am interested in meditation too but never actually got anything amazing from it,,, does this mean Asmr is some way of meditation?? Amazing if true , how cool! Peace xx

  • Joy Des Anges

    I didn’t even know this had a name! I have always been able to induce the feeling by focusing my attention on the base of my skull and letting the energy run. I have always enjoyed the feeling, but experience it as voluntary and not cultivated by sensory/cognitive experiences. Is this strange or are other folks eliciting this feeling when desired as well?

  • Joy Scola

    The importance of Human contact.

  • Tom

    So. I found out about this roughly… an hour ago. And holy… what an hour it’s been. I didn’t even know I could feel this type of stuff (although for most it seems to be in their head/scalp/neck etc, for me, it’s in my chest.). My biggest trigger seem to be taps… from the crisp tap to a low thump. One thing I am noticing though, is how many girls do the videos (I can understand this, as a female voice generally has a more relaxing effect.) but I was wondering how many people prefer a male voice? Any preference to accents, etc.

    I’d love to hear peoples views on that!

  • Joy Scola

    • Alex Seb

      See if you like this binaural video.

  • Joy Scola

  • Michael Valvo

    wow. I never knew what that feeling was called until now. I’ve kept it to myself all of these years because I was never sure how to talk about it. I discovered mine in kindergarten when a girl traced her finger along a page. I can experience ASMR pretty much whenever I want now. for me, it’s a combination of sound and motion. for some reason, an Indian accent triggers it very easily. it’s an amazing feeling. I’m curious, does anyone know if there are any health pros or cons with ASMR? have any studies been done?

  • Ryan

    I can trigger my ASMR at any time and it helps me gather my thoughts and calm down easily. It is weird to do, I have just recently found out about it and I was really strange knowing that not everyone could just do it anytime, sometimes or not at all so this is so strange before I found this out I thought I was just giving my self goosebumps just without the bumps so those are my feelings I just had to get out of my system.

  • Al Poole

    I’m not sure how to say this, but I’ll try. I think this experience is a spiritual one. I get the impression that when we appreciate something so simple and quiet this pleases God. It’s our own willingness to accept such “insignificant” events and appreciate the beauty of things which would otherwise be discarded in our noisy and materialistic lives. The appreciation of “small” things, be it sounds, sensations, smells which would otherwise be ignored really pleases our Creator, these sensations are a gift, a “thank you” for appreciating the wonder of nature and creation in all its beauty, especially the seemingly insignifcant moments and events in time ignored and forgotten by mankind…

    • Al Poole

      This sensation is triggered by spontaneous, simple, appreciative and loving thoughts of thankfulness. In the moment of thankfulness in the present situation of right now, usually thankfulness of simple things, in thought, God is well-pleased.

  • Qwert

    I don’t know if I have asmr but when I’m playing on the Xbox, in my dad’s lawn chair that has never been outside the house, my face some times gets warm and it spreads and last s longer if I relax my muscles and don’t move. And if you do have asmr does it always start at the scalp? If I do have it, it always starts at my cheeks and moves donward

    • Qwert

      I keep randomly getting this weird sensation that feels warm and kind of tingly but I can’t tell because it happens randomly and last for a very short time but if I relax my body it comes to my face and spreads every we’re else and lasts a little longer for some reason its not strong enough to make me sleepy or relaxed for to long unfortunitly. I don’t know what this feeling is and most triggers might not work for me because I may not have asmr but I’ve never had this feeling at all before until recently.

  • Orion

    I always get this when someone stands really close behind me or when someone compliments me. Anyone else get that?

    • Brenda Plumley

      Yes! but not everyone that stands beside me, because some people creep me out!

  • Lisa Olson-Grannan

    I attribute it to my son in spirit being present. It didn’t happen to me until after he died. I can’t control it and comes at random times, I’m not able to pinpoint it. It comes in every quadrant of my head at various times of the day and some day’s only a few times. Lately it’s often and much stronger. I thought perhaps because we are within several weeks of first anniversary of his death.

  • Qwert

    I’m not sure if I have asmr or not but I’ve never felt this feeling or some thing similar to this at all but I felt it 8times while playing battlefield hardline today but I know it not from that. When it happens I get a small tingly sensation and it’s warm and fuzzey and feels nice but not strong enough to make me really relaxed. I don’t know why but when ever I feel this and close my eyes and relax my muscles, it seems to last a little longer then if I move around. I know this isn’t frission because I don’t get energized by it but it makes me want to sleep.also I have aspergers, ADD and ADHD. I’m not sure if this makes it so I can or can’t feel this or not. can some one please reply?

  • Brenda Plumley

    I do not need to hear sounds or even seen any particular thing to experience ASMR. I experience it more through just visualisation.

  • Helen C

    Finally something to explain my “photocopier man” feeling which has been a standard joke in our family. I first discovered this feeling when I was a teenager working in an office where a repair man would come regularly to maintain the photocopier and I would experience this sensation of well-being while he was working. It was in a fairly small office and usually he would clean the screen with an acetone base cleaner so I always thought that the fumes from that created a mini “high”. I have had it at various times usually when there is someone repairing something in the office eg putting data cables, fixing sockets etc. I now work in a research lab and have had it when participants are in another room being tested with senors on their heads and I have no visual or auditory input from them just the sense of them being there. I have had it to a lesser extent from acupuncture and find massage of any kind extremely unpleasant. It’s nice to find out that it’s not just me that has this strange feeling for no apparent reason.

  • Erik Moore

    My experience is through some songs, but I don’t understand what it is that causes it. I even doubt it’s asmr, but I can’t seem to find any answers. Can anyone here assist me?

    • Kyle Ashford Foster

      That might be “frisson” which is different than ASMR from my understanding. I get frisson from music occasionally – but I can’t consistently listen to the same song to purposely trigger it. It’s certainly a different experience from ASMR for me though.

      • Erik Moore

        Ha. I never actually expected someone te respond. How will i know if it’s asmr?

        • lolama

          Frisson is kind of like “shivering,” “shuddering,” and you get goose bumps and your arm hair stands up…
          Asmr is a pleasure inducing “buzz” or tingle that usually occurs in your head, scalp, or inner ear among other places.

  • Nicola Marie Lucas

    Mine seems to be completely random things. The only one I can remember at the moment is as a child watching someone fix a car or something out of the window.

  • Kyle Ashford Foster

    I just discovered I was capable of triggering tingles on purpose this past month, after it popped into my head one day to seek out a video of a cat grooming itself (my trigger) to see if I could purposely trigger that weird relaxing feeling that I had experienced occasionally growing up, but had never really fully thought about. So that was pleasant. Then oddly enough a week ago I attempted to articulate this experience to a friend at a party (not knowing the term ASMR – nor even aware that it was a known thing, I simply described it as this peaceful, totally non-sexual, relaxed feeling I get from watching cats grooming themselves). Against all odds, this friend said, “oh, you’re probably experiencing ASMR – you should look it up.” Needless to say – it’s nice to find that indeed there’s an entire community of people online that have the same capability. Thought I’d share my experience and ask a couple questions.

    I seem to have two triggers:

    1) cats grooming themselves

    2) toddlers or small kids quietly focussed on doing something like painting, drawing, or cutting paper

    The most popular stuff discussed amongst ASMR community is whispering and tapping – and I get it a bit from that – but one thing is, I know that when the person is addressing me (or the camera as it may be), that seems to dispel ASMR for me. In fact, I’d say a pre-req for me to ASMR is that I am in the role of passive observer – perhaps that speaks to my personality? I know I have introverted tendencies. That leads me to the first of my questions:

    Q1) For those of you that can ASMR when conversing with someone, would you consider yourself otherwise extroverted?

    Q2) Has anyone found their triggers wear out over time?

    Q3) Has anyone found they’ve been able to acquire or develop other triggers (either deliberately or otherwise)?

    I’m totally playing armchair scientist with these questions (anecdotal evidence gathering), any responses are appreciated.

  • relmny

    Like those who posted before me, I have experienced ASMR for many years. My earliest memories are around the second grade. In my second grade class, we were required to read with partners; however, I was a more advanced reader and would allow my partner to read the entire time if he/she wanted. I would experience intense tingling around the crown of my head listening to him/her read, but I would also experience very intense tingling in the frontal lobe region watching him/her turn the book pages. Around the same time, I would intentionally watch Bob Ross on PBS (like others have mentioned) to take a nap due to the same tingling sensation and calm/relaxation he induced.

    As an adult, I have identified my triggers. My brain immediately begins to tingle if 1.Someone is giving me instructions
    2.Using something of mine (i.e., cell phone)
    3.Has a particular tone/quality vocally
    4.Or, the person is “working” with their hands (i.e., cooking, putting something together, typing, etc.)

    I had an abnormal psychology professor in undergrad that would have me drooling by the end of class because her voice was so “soothing”. Lately, I have found that instructional videos via Youtube do the trick. I’m embarrassed to say, but I watched a video of some random guy giving a tutorial on how to properly clean out your ear for roughly a year (lol). I can watch nearly anything instructional to induce the sensation, but I am drawn to videos in which the narrator has an accent.

    • Diane Loux

      I find it difficult to find videos on Youtube because of the huge amount of whisper videos out there. Whispering doesn’t do it for me and it is much better for me if the video is unintentional – If you have any favorite instructional videos please pass them on, thanks!

      Until I discovered this community of people who experience these tingles I thought that my sister and I were the only ones who experienced it.
      These days it is my sleep aid of choice.

  • Bob

    I get it when someone uses my things, such as borrows my pencil. It may just be the inadvertant attention that I get.

  • Sarah Spencer

    Holy crap. My whole life. I never knew there was a name for this. Omg mind blown!!

  • lulu

    Mine are triggered by so many things, and random. None of them can be triggered intently or by a YouTube video. Mine’s are someone trying to tell me what to do (pseudo authority), telemarters, the way they speak sometimes, Hand gestures, page turning. Lol

    • Crystal Visions

      Have you tried unintentional videos on Youtube? Try this one:

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  • Danny Chacon this triggers me..or when people start to write in front of me..anything with hands. the whispering or books dont do it for me

  • Vetle Johnsen

    Lol I have had this since I was 6 yrs I met a woman on the street and aske me if I was ok and then I got intense waves of this feeling from the back of my head and it got so intense so that the waves was gong thru my whole body and I could feel the waves pusling thru my body and that was my first experience
    Now I am 16 and I can make myself get this feeling just from my own thoughts

  • Lua Jones

    I’m not really sure if I have ASMR or not – I literally discovered it was an actual thing a few minutes ago – but I am very sensitive to sounds. Certain chord progressions or note progressions in songs, and other sounds like people eating watermelon give me the tingling feeling described. But I also get the opposite. For some reason, certain sounds make me feel queasy and sick (like the sound of someone pulling a string through their fingers). Is this ASMR, or related? Or if it’s not, does anyone know what that is?

  • Bob

    I have a question, How do I know if I trigger it? Some of the ASMR videos are simply relaxing, but I don’t actually feel a physical tingle?

  • John L Dolan

    I experience this occasionally. The strongest occasion was approx 12 years ago. I was in the “High Country” NE Victoria, North of a town called Mansfield. I was out hunting Sambar Deer, 10 K’s from my off sider and in open bush land. About 1 Hr prior I came across droppings from wild dogs which were prevalent in the area and a real problem for farmers. I had this sensation all over my head and down my neck, it scared me. I had the feeling someone, something was watching me and was a bit shaken. I pulled myself together and continued my hunt. Never came across any deer or anything else that day.

  • GPolkaDot

    My sensations occur randomly and normally while I am sitting at the computer browsing the net, reading email, or playing my favorite games. I have not noticed a specific trigger and therefore have become concerned that it might be symptomatic of an underlying medical disorder… pending heart attack, diabetic neuropathy or a sinus irritation. I finally chose the correct key words to get Google to lead me here. I just downloaded the book so haven’t read it yet.

  • Brogettenks

    I also happen to be able to trigger asmr at will pretty much instinctively; the intensity sometimes is weak though if i cant concentrate due to interference. The intensity is far greater than when it is caused by external stimuli though. Anyone alse capable of directing the feeling (always starts at the base of the skull for me) to parts of their body at will??

  • Cassy Bella

    Hi! I am not sure if I experience ASMR or not. The only thing that I know is when someone whispers, speaks (low/high notes) close/near my back I get chills/tingles/tickling sensation. But when the sound doesn’t travel straight to my back, I dont get chills. I have been searching for answers and ASMR is the only thing close to it. I hope that you guys can help me. Thanks.

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  • Tristan Neal

    Weird, I always just kind of assumed everyone experienced this.

  • George Kadifa

    Hello, I’ve experienced ASMR since childhood and never knew what it was. I have similar triggers to the ones you described, however accents in particular (my Russian childhood piano teacher for example) trigger the sensation. Is accents a common trigger?

  • Artur Chmiel

    Hi All :)
    I had have asmr all my life but just in recent years startet wandering and researching this”condition”.
    Since I like to give myself little relaxation with my asmr I have noticed weird feeling like some sort of presure on my chest when I do it alot ;)
    My question is whenever it is safeto do it? I was born with lots of conditions like eg. heart problems and I’m concerned about my heart since I felt it first time. It is not a pain but a pressure like somebody sat on my chest(not to heavy tho ;)).
    I live in UK and doctors here(gp) are total waste of time and sending me to other gps instead of directing me to a specialist.
    Can anybody direct me somewhere where I could get some answers or for some sort of clinical tests please.
    (one of my bilion emails so it is ok to use it).
    Many thanks for any help.
    With tingles..
    Arthur :)