Re: The Science Behind ASMR
January 26, 2016 01:23PM
Registered: 4 years ago
I watch a lot of asmr videos on my spare time to help me relax and I wanted to know if there was any way that this could badly trigger my epilepsy.
I have partial complex temporal lobe seizures, unmedicated as of right now. I was on Keppra and stopped due to insane emotional distress. I want to make sure I'm not making my seizures worse by accident.
Steven Novella, a neuroscientist and assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, wrote about ASMR on his blog The Ness, speculating
Perhaps ASMR is a type of seizure. Seizures can sometime be pleasurable, and can be triggered by these sorts of things. Or, ASMR could just be a way of activating the pleasure response. Vertebrate brains are fundamentally hardwired for pleasure and pain – for positive and negative behavioral feedback.