ASMR

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    Jan 17, 2013 8:30 AM GMT
    ASMR, autonomous sensory meridian response, is a awesome way to de-stress and to help you with nerves. What it is, is a sound that basically tickles the brain. I personally have Insomnia and can't even fall asleep with sleeping pills...these videos have started to help me...They also come in different forms...Some people do role playing with going to the doctors, putting on make up, getting a haircut, and to just simply scratch things.

    I am going to post a few videos on here that high light it.

    I totally recommend sitting in a dark room with your head phones on...or taking a nice hot bath...or hell having a drink to unwind while you listen.

    This is my favorite one. Dan_x actually posted it





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    Jan 17, 2013 11:15 AM GMT
    What a way to get cozy on a book. Still got a tingly feeling going down my spine. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 17, 2013 12:30 PM GMT
    Interesting. I wouldn't be surprised that this stuff hits the market in less than ten years. There's some major evidence now pointing towards using these 'cortically stimulating' sounds as therapy for tinnitus and TBIs. However, studies have now moved to stimulating magnetically or electrically instead of acoustic but under the same principle.

    It seems likely that they're creating an ambiguous stimulus, the 'sweet spot', between noise and speech. Noise has a high Amplitude Modulation (AM) rate with a low depth. Speech has a low AM rate with a large depth (Speech is as redundant as noise). When we whisper it changes the depth of modulation because all phonemes become voiceless. The rate is still the same, but psychoacoustic discrimination becomes poorer because one of the two parameters has changed; gap detection declines when you lower intensity. This is happening in the opposite way for noise in the examples.

    The idea is to stimulate the relay path between the auditory cortex and the medial geniculate. If we only knew what the medial geniculate does...


    It's far out but not that far.
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    Jan 17, 2013 8:52 PM GMT
    Although some of the videos on youtube can be a slightly creepy, I love ASMR stuff! It really gets me sleeping.
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    mil0b saidAlthough some of the videos on youtube can be a slightly creepy, I love ASMR stuff! It really gets me sleeping.
    Yeah the videos can be creepy...but the focus is to bring up a stimulus...and one of them is whispering...You really do have to have an open mind when listening to it.
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    It's giving me headaches. Are you sure this works? It sounds like she's rustling paper. Is this a placebo thing.
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    I have this!! Hahaha

    I have at times endlessly searched YouTube vids to find ones matching my triggers (camera fondling/tapping/clicking sounds, pages turning, rustling through purse noises, etc).....a bit weird i know, however it causes immediate immense relaxation through my entire body!
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    I have this too, when it comes to running water in a sink or shower, the sound extremely calms me
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:26 AM GMT
    Wow... sounds interesting... definitely gonna have to give this a try.. I've tried bi-neural sounds but, not this... insomnia is the worst.... looking forward to seeing if this works...
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    RoccoA saidWow... sounds interesting... definitely gonna have to give this a try.. I've tried bi-neural sounds but, not this... insomnia is the worst.... looking forward to seeing if this works...
    Sometimes you have to find the right sounds to get you to that state...When the guy in the 3rd video scratches the map...it does it for me and puts me in a high-like state...the girl int he first video knocks me out lol
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    HorrorHound saidI have this!! Hahaha

    I have at times endlessly searched YouTube vids to find ones matching my triggers (camera fondling/tapping/clicking sounds, pages turning, rustling through purse noises, etc).....a bit weird i know, however it causes immediate immense relaxation through my entire body!


    Same here. I thought this was just some weird quirk I had and bam, there's an entire community on YouTube dedicated to it haha.
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
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    RoccoA saidWow... sounds interesting... definitely gonna have to give this a try.. I've tried bi-neural sounds but, not this... insomnia is the worst.... looking forward to seeing if this works...
    Sometimes you have to find the right sounds to get you to that state...When the guy in the 3rd video scratches the map...it does it for me and puts me in a high-like state...the girl int he first video knocks me out lol


    I think the "head scratching" & the "hair cut' both sound like winners to me.. but, I guess you never really know until it happens.. I'm gonna search a few out, put them on play and try to see/remember at what point I fall out. HOPEFULLY.. Man, RAD, I'm glad you posted this one... Thanx.. I'm sick of sleeping pills not working anymore... and as you probably know the really strong ones.... that leave you hung over in the morning... the old ones that have been around for a long time.. all they do for me? is give me buzz.. which doesn't help my sleep.
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    @rocco- Hell sleeping pills dont work for me anymore. My doctor said my body has built up an immunity to them. =/ I usually sleep 3-4 hours a day if I am lucky...
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    Holy crap! That 2nd video almost put me to sleep by minute 3. I have to try this to see if it works well for me. I would love to be able to stop taking trazodone every night.
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Putting me to sleep now, thanks for the share, totally Rad. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    So the guy in the 2nd video has 41 videos and he also has a scalp massage video...So much better than the girl in my opinion...

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    Jan 18, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    omg that dude is so dreamy...... wowicon_redface.gif
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    Jan 21, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
    http://www.soothetube.com

    I've been going on this website for a while now, it's basically an archive of relaxing youtube videos.
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    Jan 21, 2013 12:15 PM GMT
    I honestly love it the first one! that Dan x gave me for my head it really reall works

    the guy is so so distracting just cant!
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    Jan 23, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    So here is another one of tapping on random objects...but this one is awesome. its giving me so many "brain tingles" lol

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    Apr 22, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    I did not realise this was a thing until last year I think. I discovered a whole new world knowing that other people experimented this too icon_biggrin.gif

    And yes, Fred is so distracting but I still watch his videos, you know... for science.
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    Mar 29, 2016 9:59 PM GMT
    Dreamy..