So the old poll’s results were published the other day. Now it’s time for the new poll, and the topic this time I think is quite fitting: Is ASMR and chills the same phenomenon?
This has been a topic of conversation that has arisen over the past while, with some discussion over it, and I thought it would make for an excellent, interesting poll.
So what are the options in this poll?
Yes, they are the same thing.
Vote for this if you are positively certain that ASMR and chills/frisson are indeed the same thing.
It’s possible that they might be related in some way.
This is if you think that there might be some subtle differences, but the effects that both phenomena have on the body are similar – perhaps with different chemical releases in the brain and such, as well as other external, physical “symptoms”, like Goosebumps. So in other words, they’re different, but in some ways… similar; perhaps connected in some fashion.
No, they are different things.
This is if you are positive that the two things are not the same. You’re not quite sure why, but there it is.
No, chills relates to music only.
Most of the studies out there based on chills, or frisson, have focused on music. This has led some to believe that frisson is associated only with music, and not ASMR. Some of the chief triggers for ASMR include stimulating the senses: sound, sight, touch, and even in some cases, smell; it doesn’t always, or ever, involve music.
Please note that I reserve the right to change the poll options if needs be. Each person may only vote once. Poll ends on the 4th of July, 2011.