I'm addicted to you-tube ASMR videos

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Dirac, please stop making so many small posts. I'm merging them.

Oh course, as usual, the merge failed.
LOOOL Evo the babysitter.
 
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I watched an hour of ASMR once and it felt pretty good (brain felt weird). I stopped after I realized I wasn't getting the same buzz the second time around and I needed to watch more ASMR. I think the reason is because my brain was getting used to the excessive amounts of dopamine. Honestly, I wasn't being productive either. It was almost like I was setting on fire the remaining time I have to live.
 
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Looks interesting to me, I'll give such a video a try. It's like meditation, but then different?
Yeah, new and interesting. So me be scientifically curious, I investigated and got a tingle with Ms. Spa but it wasn't in the brain:


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I'm sorry guys. I'm afraid I made a mistake, and this being a science forum and all. My apologies. Please let me correct myself: My tingle was in the brain.

Edit #2:

One last comment for the historical record before I go and was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind after seeing AMSR for the first time yesterday:

. . . where are you Freud.
 
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I watched an hour of ASMR once and it felt pretty good (brain felt weird). I stopped after I realized I wasn't getting the same buzz the second time around and I needed to watch more ASMR. I think the reason is because my brain was getting used to the excessive amounts of dopamine. Honestly, I wasn't being productive either. It was almost like I was setting on fire the remaining time I have to live.
I don't think it's dopamine so much as oxytocin. Although dopamine's gonna be involved somehow. This girl puts up a new video everyday and explains, god love her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcIEeUptpvM
 
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So, since I'm probably not the only one wondering (I hope), wtf is ASMR?
 
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So, since I'm probably not the only one wondering (I hope), wtf is ASMR?
Did you watch video I just posted Astrum?
 
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Did you watch video I just posted Astrum?
Laziness prevented me from watching it XD

But I did check some other videos out. Some of them are kinda weird, but some of them I find very relaxing, although no tingling.

They remind me of one substitute teacher I had in elementary school. Whenever she came over to explain something on the paper, I would watch her hand draw out the letters, and I always found it relaxing. Funny how I just realized that I'm not the only one.
 
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Laziness prevented me from watching it XD

But I did check some other videos out. Some of them are kinda weird, but some of them I find very relaxing, although no tingling.

They remind me of one substitute teacher I had in elementary school. Whenever she came over to explain something on the paper, I would watch her hand draw out the letters, and I always found it relaxing. Funny how I just realized that I'm not the only one.
Damn, am I the only one that doesn't get the tingles? I feel ripped off
 
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Damn, am I the only one that doesn't get the tingles? I feel ripped off
I don't get 'tingles' but it does feel like my sinuses have a slight resonance. Kind of feel it in my jaw too if I relax it.
 
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I don't get 'tingles' but it does feel like my sinuses have a slight resonance. Kind of feel it in my jaw too if I relax it.
This isn't fair, I don't get any of that. I just love the caring:tongue:
 
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This isn't fair, I don't get any of that. I just love the caring:tongue:
May I suggest a girlfriend?

You can get all the relaxation of an ASMR video, and then some :wink:

Although, sometimes the "relaxation" bit turns into frustration, but hey, give it shot.
 
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May I suggest a girlfriend?

You can get all the relaxation of an ASMR video, and then some :wink:

Although, sometimes the "relaxation" bit turns into frustration, but hey, give it shot.
Girlfriend? What's that? Didn't you see my lonely thread?
 
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You should check out RelaxingASMR's channel. He's my favorite; I learn something new almost every new video.

Here's one of his latest videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyx14OZWjxc

I need to take a break from ASMR videos because I'm not getting brain tingles anymore. This happens every so often and I have to stop watching them for a couple weeks. It's been really difficult to fall asleep. :frown:
I don't even get the tingles an I love them. Man, that would be a bonus.

Aren't you a little old to be wasting time with these? You claim to have refereed peer-reviewed articles, so you must at least have gone to grad school putting you in your mid-20's at the least.

If you claim you're lonely, why do you waste time all day watching videos? Or maybe this is just some joke which I don't get (and probably don't want to).
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I've never claimed to have refereed peer-reviewed articles, nor have I claimed to be lonely.

I watch these videos at night while I'm trying to fall asleep, thus am not too concerned about being productive.
 
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I've never claimed to have refereed peer-reviewed articles, nor have I claimed to be lonely.

I watch these videos at night while I'm trying to fall asleep, thus am not too concerned about being productive.
They weren't talking about you, Dembadon.
 
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So, since I'm probably not the only one wondering (I hope), wtf is ASMR?
Basically a new type of porn. Oh, I realize puritians reading this might complain of that characterization, but that is my appraisal of the matter. But what though I wonder is the psyco-analytic basis for ASMR's effect on people. What I wonder is what would Freud have thought? You know, Sigmund Freud, "Passions of the Mind" and all? Some like him, some don't. Smoked too many cigars but I digress. In particular I wonder what is the Freudian sexual component of this affair as it relates to females and their role as sex objects in Nature and society. But also just as importantly, is what Freud called the "talking thearpy". Why that works? The talking I mean, and apparently from what I've seen in the ASMR videos, how you talk matters. "Yeah, uh-hu". Those were really a buzz or what, "triggers" for me in the video I referenced above.

I suspect I already know maybe. He'd think, "some things have changed but some components of human behavior, sexuality, a desire to connect, and that marvelous gift of "talking", haven't.
 
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They weren't talking about you, Dembadon.
Alright, then I'm just confused as to why they quoted my post.
 
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Basically a new type of porn. Oh, I realize puritians reading this might complain of that characterization, but that is my appraisal of the matter. But what though I wonder is the psyco-analytic basis for ASMR's effect on people. What I wonder is what would Freud have thought? You know, Sigmund Freud, "Passions of the Mind" and all? Some like him, some don't. Smoked too many cigars but I digress. In particular I wonder what is the Freudian sexual component of this affair as it relates to females and their role as sex objects in Nature and society. But also just as importantly, is what Freud called the "talking thearpy". Why that works? The talking I mean, and apparently from what I've seen in the ASMR videos, how you talk matters. "Yeah, uh-hu". Those were really a buzz or what, "triggers" for me in the video I referenced above.

I suspect I already know maybe. He'd think, "some things have changed but some components of human behavior, sexuality, a desire to connect, and that marvelous gift of "talking", haven't.

Yeah, my first thought was "wtf, this is like a really weird porn". But some of them are less sexual than others.

I've skimmed a lot of them, and I still have no clue what they actually are . However, I used one video to try and relax to sleep (it takes me a long time to be able to relax when going to bed), and it seems to have helped somewhat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqg20bJ6L7M

I'm not a fan of the whispering ones.
 

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