Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos are a very popular genre on YouTube. Such videos are usually filmed from a first person perspective in order to make it seem like you are interacting with the subject of the video you are watching. At first I assumed these were made to help people deal with their social anxieties, but that turned out not to be the case. It turns out they’re supposed to induce a kind of tingling sensation that’s supposed to be pleasant. Since any reference to a tingling scalp immediately makes me want to make a Denorex joke, I’ll let the blog which originally introduced me to these videos explain further.
Once you’re done reading that, I’m sure you’ll be just as eager to check out some Lovecraftian and often comedic ASMR videos from Ephemeral Rift: