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By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

This page, which should possibly be moved under PosPsy, is to hold pointers to the topic of ASMR = Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It is basically about the peculiar comfort of watching some kinds of vacuous videos and the soothing response this produces in many people.

Comfort videos: I'd connect this to the concept of "comfort reading". Re-reading novels for comfort: no surprises, no nasty dissonances, familiar so you needn't concentrate, yet takes your mind along with it....

  • Classic example: towel folding tutorial

  • ASMR = Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
  • ASMR Research & Support org
  • Tom Stafford, Sheffield. 1   2
  • Soothetube
  • YouTube's soothtube

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