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Could Insomnia Be Relieved with a YouTube Video? The Relaxation and Calm of ASMR


Giulia Poerio’s public engagement work with Hubbub has featured her psychological research on autonomous sensory meridian response(ASMR)–relaxing, tingling sensations that start at the top of the head and spread down the neck, spine and sometimes throughout the rest of the body, usually in response to certain triggers. Giulia’s collaborative studies aim to examine the self-reported and physiological correlates of ASMR experience.


  • Autonomous sensory meridian response
  • Relaxation
  • Self-report data
  • Synaesthesia
  • Well-being

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Poerio, G. (2016). Could Insomnia Be Relieved with a YouTube Video? The Relaxation and Calm of ASMR. In: Callard, F., Staines, K., Wilkes, J. (eds) The Restless Compendium . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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