ASMR Research

The University of Sheffield

What is ASMR?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.

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ASMR Defined

ASMR is a sensation that results from visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli. It is highly individualistic and not everybody experiences it.

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ASMR Survey

We are currently conducting a survey to find out more about the ASMR experience. Please help us by watching a series of videos and answering a few questions.

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Future Participation

Our future research will ask ASMR experiencers to participate in a series of experiments. If you would like to be involved, please contact us!

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Who We Are

We are a research group with expertise in psychology, physiology, and emotion. We are based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

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What We Do

Not much is currently known about the ASMR experience so we've set out to explore the phenomenon and discover its idiosyncratic characteristics.

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Future Direction

Future research in ASMR aims to identify distinct physiological reactions to its triggers. This will help distinguish the experience from other similiar emotional states.


Meet Our Team.

Giulia Poerio

My PhD explores the potential benefits and functions of daydreams that involve other people. I discovered that ASMR is something that others experience in 2012 and have been desperate to research it ever since!

Theresa Veltri

My PhD focuses on caffeine and niotine and how they influence music-induced chills. ASMR is quite simliar to chills experienced during music listening and I would like to understand how they are different!

Emma Blakey

My PhD focuses on the development of executive functions. I am interested in ASMR because I've experienced it for as long as I can remember, and I'm able to bring on the sensation myself just by thinking about it!

Tom Hostler

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Contact Us

Feel Free To Get In Touch.

The University of Sheffield

Department of Psychology
Western Bank, Sheffield

England, UK
S10 2TN