Join us for our next Film & Lecture Series event The Blissful and Bizarre World of ASMR (AKA "Brain Tingles") with Shenandoah University Professor of Physiology Craig Richard Friday, May 17th at 7pm in the Silver Spring Civic Building. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a deeply relaxing feeling also called "Brain Orgasms" or "Brain Tingles." The sensation is commonly stimulated by ASMR videos on YouTube and real world moments of positive, personal attention. People across the globe report ASMR as being helpful for reducing stress and falling asleep, with potential benefits for clinical conditions like anxiety, insomnia, and depression. The presentation will cover the history, popularity, biological origins, research, myths, and potential health benefits of ASMR. This program is presented by Craig Richard, Ph.D., a Professor of Physiology at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Dr Richard is co-author of the first brain scan study of ASMR, author of the book Brain Tingles, and founder of the website, ASMRUniversity.com, He was a consultant for the first ASMR commercial for the Super Bowl.