The Brain-Tingling Sounds of ASMR

The shushing sound of voices whispering, or clothes rustling—and then a tingling feeling begins on the scalp, and spreads down into the neck, shoulders, and limbs, and along with it comes a state of calm, or even euphoria. This is how people who experience autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, describe the peculiar phenomenon.

I wrote about the world of ASMR for The New Yorker.

(Photograph by The New Yorker)

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