It can be anything from soft whispers, light crinkling of paper, the sound of brushing hair, and—for slime lovers like us—the sticky poking of slime! It’s different for everyone and what works for one person might not work for another.
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Think about nails scratching a chalkboard for one second. Are you flinching? One study found that this sound literally accelerated the participants’ stress levels, quickening heart rates, heightening blood pressure and even altering the skin’s electrical conductivity. In the study, the scientists discovered that—when stimulated with this screeching sound, the auditory cortex interacted with the amygdala, which controls responses related to fear and emotions.
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. What a long and confusing name! Even though it sounds like complicated doctor terminology to dress up something life-threatening, it’s actually something you and I may have unknowingly experienced (and enjoyed!).