ASMR is a mysterious sensation... It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. People who feel it describe it as a tingling, sparkly feeling in the brain, triggered by soft sounds, watching slow, repetitive movements or moments of positive personal attention.
In this episode of Mysteries of Science, Dan and Ciaran investigate ASMR, and ask how it works and why doesn't everyone experience it?
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