According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, ASMR stands for "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response." It typically refers to the "tingly feeling" that travels from the head downward that some experience in response to certain sounds, feelings, or descriptions. These can include soft whispering, crinkling paper, or a gentle touch. Over the past decade, multiple genres of ASMR have proliferated on YouTube. See our ASMR playlists idea for studying below.