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.
Students are encouraged to relax and relieve stress through boxing, yoga, painting, massages, prizes and free food this week at the Jesse Owens North Recreation Center.
The second annual “After 10 at JON,” hosted by Student Life Recreational Sports, will take place Thursday, including a variety of wellness and relaxation activities throughout the night, Ali Talcott, campus programs coordinator, said.
Marci Shumaker, senior associate director for administration and programs, said the Painting with Bob Ross student organization will guide students through calming Ross painting tutorials.
Shumaker said Student Life Rec Sports believes in all nine dimensions of wellness, and is trying to expose people to more than just physical activity.
The other dimensions of wellness include social, intellectual, financial, emotional, spiritual, environmental, career and creative, according to the Student Wellness Center’s website.
Recently, Redditor u/fiwlfe asked other users the question: "What's your favorite 'background noise' show?" As someone who ALWAYS has to have some sort of background noise on, I was ~intrigued~. Here are some of their answers!
5. The Joy of Painting
"It's what I put on YouTube when I wanna nap. It's especially soothing when Bob Ross works on paintings that heavily involve the knife. The tapping on the easel is so relaxing." —u/runjimrunRecently, Redditor u/fiwlfe asked other users the question: "What's your favorite 'background noise' show?"
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.
You need some tingly ASMR facts you can fall asleep to. This phenomenon called Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a big deal on YouTube! It only makes sense. You're stressed, can't sleep, and filling your head with warm tingles is your magical key into dreamland. Then again, you might also be new to this whole thing. You're siting there thinking, what the heck is ASMR? Allow me to help you out.