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.
Ever heard a careless whisper and had a tingly, non-sexual head orgasm? It's the “Bob Ross effect”, or ASMR
There's a Bob Ross drinking game for the tens of fans who religiously watched PBS's downtempo paint-by-numbers program The Joy of Painting. Ross introduces a proper colour? Drank (Van Dyke Brown is our fav). Ross says something "lives" somewhere? Drank. Ross beats his brush on the easel? Shiver. What you’ve just experienced is an auto-sensory meridian response (ASMR for short). It’s a head-to-toe experience; a pleasurable tingling sensation that begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine to the extremities. While inherently non-sexual, it is occasionally referred to as a head orgasm.