What the Hell is Happening?
Over 2 and a half million people have watched this video. It's of a woman whispering for something called ASMR.
ASMR is autonomous sensory meridian response. According to Vox:
ASMR is the term for the sensation people get when they watch stimulating videos or take part in other activities — usually ones that involve personal attention. Many people describe the feeling as “tingles” that run through the back of someone’s head and spine. Others say the feeling is deeply relaxing, and can even cause them to fall asleep.
Apparently there's no real science behind this,and it's different for everyone. Most of us don't get it. But for some it's super real!
The very informative Vox article continues;
People get the feeling of ASMR from various triggers. Some people enjoy role-plays in which someone gives close personal attention and whispers, while others like videos that show incredibly mundane tasks such as spraying a water bottle, tapping, stirring a bowl of soup, or crinkling wrapping paper. Others are triggered by more elaborate role-plays, which can vary from someone acting like a doctor to getting a haircut.
I tried. I watched this woman whisper to me and comb her microphone for about 10 minutes (out of 22!). Nothing.
Do you get tingly? Do you know about ASMR? What does it for you?
Even Cardi B does this...and yes, she even mentions that her husband thinks it's 'strange and weird'.
Mmmm...there could be a future in this for me...