I have a neurological condition that is known as ASMR or "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response".
There is very little research on this. Probably because people don't notice it, don't wanna talk about it because other people might think they are
weird, or maybe its because they know they have it but never knew what to call it.
I searched for years to find others that experienced this sensation. Then one day last year I happened to use the right search terms and fell upon a
site dedicated to the few others that have this.
I have had ASMR for a long as I could remember and when I would tell people about it they would of course give me a strange look and then just call
me crazy or something similar.
Those of you that have this sensation probably already know what I'm talking about and are saying something like "Oh my god there's other people
like me, I'm not nuts" lol or something like that.
But for those of you that have no idea of what I'm talking about or are just unsure if thats what they are feeling.
Its like this; There are triggers for it, usually infomercials or "how to" videos will do it.
You start to feel it in your head or on your face and then you can sometimes feel it all over your body. The best way to explain the feeling would be
"a physical happiness sensation" or "euphoria".
Some people (such as myself) can trigger it on their own without the use of an aid such as an informercial.
However when watching the Dr. Ho Massage Therapy infomercial, I get a very intense ASMR sensation. No matter how many times I've seen it.
Some say that this may be the indication of an indigo child or other spiritual things.
Like I said, there's not very much research on this.
It probably has to do with the fact that there are not very many people that experience ASMR.
So, are there any fellow ATSers out there that experience ASMR?