Growing Interest In ASMR — What Some Call 'Internet's Most Boring Videos'

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:35pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 12:57pm
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There are obviously lots of videos one can watch online, from sports, to music, to cats.

But, a growing number of people are choosing to watch videos of someone crumpling paper, shaking a tea bag, or even Bob Ross paint.

These are all ASMR videos, which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, and is sometimes referred to as “brain tingles.”

Craig Richard is a physiology professor at Shenandoah University in Virginia, and the founder of ASMR University.

He joined The Show to explain what this is all about.

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