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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.ɛs.ɛmˈɑː.tɪst/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.ɛs.ɛmˈɑɹ.tɪst/, /-ɾɪst/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)tɪst
- Hyphenation: ASMR‧tist
ASMRtist (plural ASMRtists)
- (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, 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, 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 […]