Final Research Paper: The Evolution of ASMR: 9 Things You Should Know

ASMR is rising in popularity. It is on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and in the news. When asked about it, people typically have three responses: what is it, I get it, or I think it is weird. So, what exactly is ASMR? Below, find nine things you should know about the internet trend. What is ASMR?   ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a “tingling” feeling usually felt in the back of the head that is brought on by different audio and visual triggers. Common triggers include, soft hand motions, tapping, and whispering. Researcher, Nitin K. Ahuja, who studied the phenomenon described ASMR as, “a reliable low-grade euphoria in response to specific interpersonal triggers, accompanied by a distinct sensation of ‘tingling’ in the head and spine.” (Allocca, 2018) Predominantly, ASMR is used as a sleep aid or relaxation technique. ASMR is actually a lot more widespread than people realize. As of a 2016, there were over 5.2 million ASMR videos on YouTube. Interest in the topic is not just restricted to the US. ASMR has …

Final Creative Project

Click here to see my final creative project.    For my creative project, I created an “everyday ASMR” Instagram page.  To prepare for my project, I watched various different ASMRartists’s videos on both YouTube and Instagram. I decided to create Instagram ASMR content because I find that it is much more everyday and spontaneous than […]

Creative Project Rough Draft

For my creative project, I am going to create an ASMR video showing some of the most popular triggers in the community as well as the ones that resonate the most with me. I think that this type of video is the best choice for my creative project because it will give me the chance […]

Final Project: Research Paper Draft

ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is a “tingling” feeling usually felt in the back of the head that is brought on by different audio and visual triggers. Common triggers include, soft hand motions, tapping, and whispering. According to ASMR University, ASMR was first introduced to the internet community in 2007 through a thread on SteadyHealth. […]

Final Project: Data Visualization

For my data visualization project, I made a video that showed a visual history of ASMR. I decided to use video as my medium because the ASMR trend grew and evolved through YouTube. My video splices together various ASMR clips that are examples of common “triggers”. I chose to start with a Bob Ross video […]

Final Project Annotated Bibliography

Works Cited Abbruzzese, Jason. “How YouTubers Discovered a Human Condition No One Had Talked about Before.” Mashable, Mashable, 26 Jan. 2015, mashable.com/2015/01/26/asmr-youtube/#r5wqeMGdgPq7. Barratt, Emma L., and Nick J. Davis. “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR): a Flow-like Mental State.” PeerJ, vol. 3, 2015, doi:10.7717/peerj.851. Copeland, Libby. “How Researchers Are Beginning to Gently Probe the Science Behind ASMR.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian […]

Final Project Personal Essay

Initially, for my final project, I planned on researching the effect food delivery apps had on the grocery store industry. Specifically, I would look at apps like Instacart and Postmates. After thinking more about my project, however, I decided to focus on a topic that was more applicable to my own life. At the beginning […]