Here's the Scoop on ASMR | Wednesday Checkup

  • Published on Dec 6, 2018
  • If you've been on USclip for more than about 5 minutes, you know that ASMR videos are incredibly popular. This week I thought I'd dive into the research and see how much evidence is out there to support some common claims.
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  • BenFN
    BenFN Day ago

    Asmr basically cures my insomnia

  • Liam Premo
    Liam Premo 2 days ago

    I experience asmr and please doNT CALL ME A TINGLEHEAD OH GOD

  • Elizabeth Archer
    Elizabeth Archer 5 days ago

    Legit. I feel like if you are interested in ASMR and studying it, the only study material you need is Latte's ASMR channel. 🤩🤩

  • blockedtt
    blockedtt 6 days ago

    Clarity Zedd best EDM album of all time

  • ThatBunnyGamer__ Playz

    0:27 when a bug flies past my ear

  • DatCrazyOokamii
    DatCrazyOokamii 10 days ago

    We need 8K more likes for a FULL ASMR VIDEO XDD

  • David Kupersmith
    David Kupersmith 12 days ago

    It gives me anxiety ;-;

  • Casey H
    Casey H 13 days ago

    I've gotten this feeling periodically my whole life. I always just figured that my brain was bleeding

  • Gynette Rose
    Gynette Rose 13 days ago

    Weirdly, ASMR only works on me with... Pouring rain (not whisperings). It helps me relax and get to sleep when insomnia strikes.
    The other sounds irritate and stress me. Especially thunder (yes, astraphobia sucks)!
    Also, do you think you can do a "phobia" video? What different reaction you can have, how to deal with them, how to help people having to deal with them etc?

  • Placeholder by design
    Placeholder by design 13 days ago

    Whispering pisses me off

  • instant_mint
    instant_mint 13 days ago

    Wait what? I did not expect synesthesia to be involved here 🤔 I have synesthesia - for me letters and numbers have colors and music has visual dimension and color. But I don't get the ASMR tingles...

  • FaytheBrown Gaming
    FaytheBrown Gaming 16 days ago

    I like to listen to crowds when I sleep. Like a bunch of people having conversations and talking over each other. Along with car noises and birds. Like New York.

  • Hilda Askar
    Hilda Askar 19 days ago +1

    YO DR MIKE SHOUTED OUT MY UNI! Love from the psych department at U OF Winnipeg! one of my profs helped make that study you mentioned!!!

  • katie maguire
    katie maguire 20 days ago +1

    I've been experiencing asmr sin've I can remember I use it to sleep all the time after school

  • Polite Boi
    Polite Boi 21 day ago

    Why the heck my eyes are tingling

  • Monique Guppy
    Monique Guppy 21 day ago

    Speaking of tingling sensations, I get pins and needles with numbness in my left thigh. Especially when I'm laying on my back. I'm not diabetic so I don't think it's neuropathy. However one vascular doctor told me it's probably because I wear my belt too tight. Can u plz explain what's going on with my thigh??? 😊

  • joy cummins
    joy cummins 22 days ago

    ASMR isnt my thing. It annoys me so much.

  • Ashley Allen
    Ashley Allen 28 days ago

    You are just too stinking cute

  • Don't Worry be Happy
    Don't Worry be Happy Month ago +2

    Could you do a collab with Shane Dawson please?
    Doctor Mike binge 2019 :-)

  • DiezGO! 889
    DiezGO! 889 Month ago +2

    Me encanta, amo que tenga subtitulos en español
    Tanks Doctor Mike love u

  • Sam
    Sam Month ago +1


  • Carbon 12
    Carbon 12 Month ago +1

    This has been known about for a long time, the word ASMR is new. The reports of women orgasming when having their hair washed, people from head massages, and so on. It used to be reffered to as an orgasm before ASMR was invented. It is a response to arousal in a similar way, just not involving the genitals per se.
    Problem is women think they are being called a pervert or something if it is refereed to that, they start to think of it as a type of masturbation. It is self pleasure, after all. Reminds me of when doctors gave women orgasms as a treatment for their Hysteria.
    Do you treat Hysteria Doctor Mike? XD

  • chartreuse
    chartreuse Month ago

    Dr. Mike's shirt is giving me an aneurysm

  • Thea Atanasova
    Thea Atanasova Month ago

    I like ASMR!

  • Charlibear 14
    Charlibear 14 Month ago +1

    There is one sound that I can't stand (well, two): ice scraping against itself in the freezer and loud chewing.... Sorry future partner if you watch Dr Mike....

  • LateNightCrazies
    LateNightCrazies Month ago

    i get the asmr tingles but it doesn't relax me at all XD

  • Caitlyn Preijers
    Caitlyn Preijers Month ago

    My favorite type of ASMR is soap cutting. :D

  • Rowan VandenHeuvel
    Rowan VandenHeuvel Month ago

    Release the full video of the dog ASMR please

  • Matthew Thomas
    Matthew Thomas Month ago +2

    No one is talking about the crazy shirt

  • Amelia Leach
    Amelia Leach 2 months ago

    Was telling my boyfriend how cool it would be to observe people's brains when they experienced ASMR. He just thought I was weird. It's fascinating!

  • Jenelyn Arniño
    Jenelyn Arniño 2 months ago

    Im not really fan of ASMR, I like quiet, I can't sleep if I can hear even a single sound.

  • Lily Peoples
    Lily Peoples 2 months ago

    Doctor mike: I just only found out a few years ago
    Me:just found out but a FEW YEARS AGO

    JKDONNIE23 2 months ago

    recently is two years ago? damn

  • Meow Holly Meow
    Meow Holly Meow 2 months ago +1

    I get the feeling from light touches and head rubs, butttt the ASMR on USclip gives me cringes and horrible icky feelings/rage. I have misophonia, would have never known this without ASMR becoming mainstream!

  • Sarah
    Sarah 2 months ago

    Most ASMR makes me really angry, but some of it is tolerable. Whispering, I CAN listen to but I won’t choose to listen to it. Chewing sounds into a microphone make me wanna vomit.

  • Janneke Spaninks
    Janneke Spaninks 2 months ago

    Before ASMR, my brain would get really active the moment I went to bed. Because of all the thoughts racing through my mind, I often found it difficult to fall asleep. Listening to ASMR makes me focus on the sounds. So my stress level doesn't go up from all those thoughts, and I have an easier time falling asleep

  • Erin Connelly
    Erin Connelly 2 months ago +1

    How can you do an ASMR test while in an MRI? The scanner is so loud! How is the patient able to hear the ASMR at the right frequency?

  • Erin Connelly
    Erin Connelly 2 months ago

    Does anyone else feel tingly but in a very uncomfortable way?

  • stealthpanther
    stealthpanther 2 months ago

    For me, I always thought it was odd that I got 'tingles' growing up. Certain accents/voices/ways certain individuals talk. Rummaging through things. Brushing hair, especially if my hair is being played with. Some water sounds. I don't really have specific or definitive 'triggers' (aside from my hair being manipulated or breath on my neck/ear) but I've always found random things elicit a pleasant tingle in the back of my head and neck.
    Any dang ways, thanks for covering this topic. I have always been curious about it once I stumbled upon the term and the community.
    I would definitely watch an ASMR video if you made another

  • Mohamad Kaddoura
    Mohamad Kaddoura 2 months ago +4

    To me the most effective ASMR trigger is when a barber cuts my hair around my ear.

  • lunusT Tasker
    lunusT Tasker 2 months ago

    Misophonia next?

  • Paige Myhand
    Paige Myhand 2 months ago

    I listen to it every night to help my body relax and fall asleep fast. If I try to fall asleep on my own I get restless and it takes me almost an hour to fall asleep on my own

  • Sarah Jeanne
    Sarah Jeanne 2 months ago

    Guys come on like the video already ! We're so close to the goal

  • N L
    N L 2 months ago

    Also de aiden blunt I believe has amazing asmr videos without intention, her medical series is fantastic and knowledge enhancing

  • N L
    N L 2 months ago

    Do not know why but it get huge triggers from watching a bank teller just write lol pen sounds make my senses go crazy

  • can't say
    can't say 2 months ago

    I want to ask !!
    From where I you have the time ??
    Being a doctor and carrying a USclip channel !!!
    Does your day has 24h or more?

  • Lucy Lou
    Lucy Lou 2 months ago

    To all my ASMR enthusiast, who's your favorite ASMR artist?? My go to girl is Latte!!

    • ekgheiy
      ekgheiy 2 months ago

      (Fe)MaleASMR. This in particular is my favorite:

  • Lucy Lou
    Lucy Lou 2 months ago

    Dr Mike!!! I'm sooo addicted to ASMR videos! Could you come to my house and treat my addiction please????

  • L F
    L F 2 months ago

    I got tingles at the beginning of this video. I listen to ASMR every night. They should use me for the study because it’s truly life changing let me tell ya!

  • James
    James 2 months ago

    Asmr relaxes the shit out of me, catplant fluffy mics
    ....sooo chill, melts my body and brain considering im noise sensitive among other shit lol, lip smacking and chewing needs nuked from orbit

  • Jenny
    Jenny 2 months ago

    The sound of you using the air can into the microphone at the 0:26 mark made me jump and nearly pull my headphones out since it was kind of loud😅 But I do like some ASMRs, but I don't like the whispering or smacking, that really drives me nuts.I just prefer low voices and quiet noises. But this is super interesting to watch, keep up the good work, Dr. Mike! 😊

  • Julia Smolina
    Julia Smolina 2 months ago +1

    Yes! Finally I know I'm not the only one who sees each letter and number as a colour 😊

  • dhrmhd1
    dhrmhd1 2 months ago

    over worked? Tired? Long day at work doc?

  • S P
    S P 2 months ago +5

    I have a Bob Ross keychain and I was showing it to my coworker. I said, “He’s the original ASMR artist!” The same day I found this video of yours...coincidence? Nope.

  • Brandon Henson
    Brandon Henson 2 months ago

    I don't get tingles however I watch whisper videos every day. I used to have panic attacks as a kid and my mom would whisper to me to calm me down and although I no longer get these attacks, whispering still calms me down. As a kid I used to rewind the tv to keep listening to whisper scenes and then I started looking on youtube probably 8+ years ago when you really really had to search for these videos. Now its hugely popular. Although I don't get tingles, whisper videos put me to sleep and calm me down.

  • American Pidgeot
    American Pidgeot 2 months ago

    Visual ASMR is also a thing too. I get ASMR from certain hand movements aaaaalllll the time.
    I'm also on the autism spectrum, have major depressive disorder, C-PTSD, general anxiety disorder, schizoaffective disorder and insomnia...ASMR has helped me a lot with ALL of these issues, it hasn't cured them, but it has helped a lot.

  • Maria Pia
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  • Onlylexy
    Onlylexy 2 months ago +2

    I'm so sorry but I just keep staring at his tiddies.

  • yours truly
    yours truly 2 months ago

    I didn't know what asmr is until now

  • yours truly
    yours truly 2 months ago

    Hot Doctor 😍