ASMRtist

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A diagram illustrating how the tingling sensation described as an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) spreads from the head down the back of the neck to the upper spine

Blend of ASMR +‎ artist.

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ASMRtist (plural ASMRtists)

  1. (informal, neologism) A person who creates audiovisual material designed to induce an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR; a claimed biological phenomenon involving a pleasurable tingling in response to a stimulus).
    • 2014 December 15, Caitlin Gibson, “A whisper, then tingles, then 87 million YouTube views: Meet the star of ASMR”, in The Washington Post[1], archived from the original on 14 November 2017:
      It's still a business, particularly for ASMRtists who hold to a strict programming schedule, solicit PayPal donations or offer one-on-one Skype sessions for a fee.
    • 2015 April 21, Tanis Fowler, “Relax, you may have ASMR: YouTube videos sparking pleasurable, hypnotic-like sensation result in millions of views”, in Toronto Star[2], archived from the original on 29 June 2017:
      You might say [Bob] Ross was the first ASMRtist, as those who produce ASMR videos like to be called.
    • 2016, Marisa A. del Campo; Thomas J. Kehle, “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) and Frisson: Mindfully Induced Sensory Phenomena that Promote Happiness”, in International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, volume 4, number 2, DOI:10.1080/21683603.2016.1130582, pages 99–105:
      Some ASMRtists, such as Maria, report that they began producing videos after perceiving their own psychological benefits from viewing the videos of other producers []

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