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> I'm one of the few percentage of the population that can frisson to certain works of music.

I've been labeling this feeling as an ASMR[1] (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Is it really a rare occurrence? I can pretty much do this on demand when listening to certain songs/types of music.

[1] http://www.asmr-research.org/




My understanding is that ASMR and Frisson are similar, but different experiences. As far as I can tell, I can frisson, but not ASMR.

Interestingly, reddit has both a frisson and an ASMR subreddit.

I know that frisson is highly personal. What causes me to frisson won't cause another person to frisson, and I only know a couple people personally who I believe can frisson (but nobody really talks about it, because there's simply no awareness of it).

I don't know if the same is true for ASMR. But the triggers people post in the subreddit are not representative of anything that's ever triggered a frisson in me (soft voices, clicking sounds, etc.).

But that doesn't stop people from trying to share their triggers for each phenomenon!

http://www.reddit.com/r/asmr/comments/g76xg/lets_settle_this...

http://www.reddit.com/r/asmr/

http://www.reddit.com/r/frisson


I knew about the ASMR subreddit, but the frisson one is new to me. They are both strange. I do get chills/euphoric sensations from certain music and certain sounds, though. It would be cool to know exactly what's going on.




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