Who gets ASMR? Your triggers? Describe the feeling?

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  1. CoffeeAndBeer

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    "ASMR" is Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. But I prefer Attention Induced Observant Euphoria; a better, more descriptive term for this phenomenon.

    It seems most people don't have it/get it, or at least they don't know that they do.

    What it is (how I would describe it), is a vaguely hypnotic, blissful sensation that some people occasionally get when someone else is doing something for you, or to you (non-sexual), showing you how to do something, explaining or describing what they're doing and all involving a soothing voice, sounds, and demeanor.

    It's not a "brain orgasm" (it's not sexual at all)
    It's not "head tingles" (chicks describe everything as 'tingly')


    Who gets or has "ASMR"?
    How would you describe what it is?
    How would you describe the feeling?
    What are your strongest triggers?
     
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    Is this a scientifically observable phenomenon?
     
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    When I watch that explosive scientist on that Cosmos show.
     
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    My favorite is whispers and "Pouring a Coke".

    It feels like a hot girl whispering in your ear, (-erection)
     
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    I call it a fugue state.

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    Meaning?
     
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    Is it something that is measurable?

    I read a little further on the wiki

     
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    I do. When I was a kid my doctor talking to me would cause it, it wasnt until I saw a post on here about it with a youtube video that I knew it was a documented thing.

    Not sure how I would describe it, your vaguely hypnotic blissful sensation sounds accurate though.
     
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    ***EDIT: In other words, these Youtube 'ASMR' videos don't do it for me. It only happens in real life situations for me***


    These Youtube videos out there that try to induce ASMR are a weak substitute at best.

    Mostly they those videos are a bit weird and induce other, unintended things.


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    thought you were talking about this:
     
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    It has yet to be clinically defined/recognized, but it's a real thing, whatever it is. I know I get it. It's "observable" to me. I recognized what triggers it, etc.

    Skeptical that it actually exists? Like being skeptical about ghosts or something?
     
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    Skeptical as in I don't believe or disbelieve. I need more evidence, and the testing just hasn't been done yet. I think you're telling the truth about your own personal experience, but I'm referring more to something we could do in a clinical trial, tracking brain activity. FWIW, I get night terrors sometimes, which is also something difficult to convey to someone who has never experienced it.
     
  14. Josh

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    What exactly is happening outside of 'normal' brain/body functions? The way you describe it, it sounds just like endorphins on the porcelain throne or being hypnotized by a beautiful face.
     
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    Yeah my earliest and strongest memories of it was from when I was a kid; by my elementary school teachers and my brother & sisters.

    In a lot of the articles/stories that have come out about it recently, it's described as a "Brain Orgasm"... which really distorts what it is. There's nothing 'orgasmic' about it. I mean if it's a hot chick then there may be some crossover, but it's not inherently sexual.
     
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    I watched a few of them that featured large breasted women.
     
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    It's different than the sense of being 'hypnotized by a beautiful face,' though.

    In a way it's almost the opposite of being aroused.
    It's being completely zoned-out, calm, and relaxed.

    Ever had surgery... ever take morphine?
    It's like the feeling you get right when the morphine first hits you (it works fast). That initial buzz (mild), without getting any stronger.


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  18. Josh

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    "Zoned-out, calm, and relaxed"?

    I fail to see how this is a 'phenomenon' and not just some normal stuff the brain does. What purpose do you see in giving this it's own special designation? Is it a condition that is somehow problematic for you?
     
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    It sounds like me when I'm high, I can just sit and stare at pointless shit all day.

    This thread for example.
     
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    I was differentiating... a "beautiful face" stimulates you. Your mind is saying that chick is hot, I want to fcuk. This however, almost de-stimulates you. Your mind "zones out". Both have a positive sensation, but they're different.

    That's what I was getting at. Whether it gets classified in some medical textbook or not, isn't really my 'agenda' or 'arguement'.
     

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