That tingling feeling
We’ve all felt it, that mesmerizing effect that Bob can have on you. You’re watching along as Bob paints and all of a sudden you look up and realize you’ve watched the whole show.
Bob has that effect on you and it’s not a crazy notion. It’s real and it happens to everybody.
It’s called ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it’s that static feeling you get at the back of your neck and down your spine and Bob is at the center of it.
The Bob Ross Effect
Dr. Craig Richards of Shenandoah University explains the scientific phenomenon behind the tingles.
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5. The Joy of Painting
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From Parade magazine
Does the sound of Bob Ross‘s paintbrush scratching against the canvas send shivers down your spine? Does hearing scissors snip away at your hair make your brain feel tingly? It might be ASMR.
ASMR, short for autonomous sensory meridian response, is often described as a pleasant tingling sensation that starts on the scalp and moves down the neck and spine upon hearing certain sounds. Those who experience it sometimes call the sensation a “brain orgasm,” but don’t get weirded out—the response is non-sexual.
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Bob Ross: king of the tingles