Say What
Say What
Jan 31, 2022
ASMR - Head Orgasms, Triggers & Bob Ross
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Many years ago, I found a series of videos on YouTube of people making miniature food. Actual food like a burger, the size of a coin, sushi no bigger than a pebble. To make this food, faceless people use working miniature kitchens and utensils to prepare and cook the meals. It’s food for Barbie and Ken. And this food is edible.

Many years ago, I found a series of videos on youtube of people making miniature food. Actual food like a burger, the size of a coin, sushi no bigger than a pebble. To make this food, faceless people use working miniature kitchens and utensils to prepare and cook the meals. It’s food for Barbie and Ken. And this food is edible.

Chances are, even if you haven’t gone out of your way to watch or listen to ASMR, you have experienced it without even realising.

It’s the whispering by Amelie in the classic French movie, and when she plunges her hands into sacks of dry beans at the market. It’s Diane Weiss applying makeup to Edward Scissorhands, gentle brushing and stroking. It’s the silent rustle of linen and silk fabric and of charcoal pencil against canvas in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. And it’s Bob Ross in The Joy of Painting – everything - the brush strokes, his soothing voice, his concentration.

ASMR can be defined as a combination of positive feelings, relaxation and a distinct, static-like tingling sensation on the skin.

Let's see if you feel it!

Show notes:
Miniature food videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDOzBO85qKQ
“Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR): a flow-like mental state”: https://peerj.com/articles/851/
Is ASMR Real - Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-asmr-real-or-just-a-pseudoscience/
SAS ASMR: https://www.youtube.com/c/SASASMR
Reddit ASMR Poll: https://www.reddit.com/r/asmr/comments/sbd6mt/question_do_you_prefer_asmr_audio_video_or_both/

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Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes
Produced by Jo Vraca. You can find my books on Amazon


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