Information about this Survey and ASMR.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Shenandoah University and the Human Subjects Review Committee of Fuller School of Psychology.


Karissa A. Burnett, B.A.
Graduate Student, Fuller School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
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Craig A. H. Richard, Ph.D.
Professor, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
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Jennifer L. Allen,
Associate Manager, Allscripts, South Burlington, VT
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About ASMR.

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), a term coined by Jennifer Allen in 2010.

ASMR is usually described as an enjoyable and relaxing sensation accompanied by brain “tingles” and/or body “tingles” in response to a large variety of triggers. These triggers may include whispering, being touched lightly, observing someone performing a task with their hands, and/or specific sounds like tapping or crinkling.

ASMR videos are becoming increasingly popular on and many viewers report that these videos help them to de-stress, fall asleep, and/or lift their mood, and some viewers further report the videos help them with their clinician-diagnosed anxiety, insomnia, and/or depression.

The sensation described above is also sometimes referred to as brain orgasms, head tingles, attention-induced euphoria, and other similar terms. Even though this survey uses the term “ASMR”, all of these aforementioned terms are inter-changeable for the term “ASMR” throughout this survey.

About this survey.

The goal of this survey is to collect information for an increased and comparative understanding of those who do experience ASMR, those who don’t experience ASMR, and those that may not know if they experience ASMR. This survey is for those 18 years of age or older, those younger than 18 years old should not take this survey.

This survey will not request any information that will identify you as an individual, so please do answer questions honestly. The initiation and completion of this survey is voluntary, you are free to skip any questions that you are not comfortable answering, and you may exit the survey at any time prior to completion and your data will not be saved. The data from those that complete the survey will be kept on a secure server that will only be password accessible to the researchers.

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

We plan to publish the results in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  We hope that the data collected from this survey will assist with the understanding of ASMR, as well as, assist and inspire other researchers interested in ASMR. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email Karissa Burnett at

By selecting “Yes” to the following question and completing the survey, you will be giving your implied informed consent that you are knowingly and willingly participating in this research survey, and that you are 18 years of age or older. If you select “No” then you will not be directed to the survey.

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* 1. Are you 18 years of age or older, and do you consent to participate in this survey?