Harry Potter and Doctor Who ASMR Will Take Your Brain on a Magical Adventure


Ever wanted to do magic on your brain? This Harry Potter and Doctor Who ASMR might do just the trick.

According to Wikipedia ASMR, or Autonomous sensory meridian response, “is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, precipitating relaxation.”

I first became aware of ASMR as a thing when my pal Carolyn Cox wrote a fantastic piece on it back in 2014. But I quickly realized I had been experiencing it most of my life, most notably during Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting but also during certain lectures at school. I’ve been looking up videos the last few months and suffice to say, as a nerd, I was over the moon to find a Harry Potter roleplay.


Lawrence Sebastian, aka SebastianASMR, has set himself up in this video as Finnicus Brook – a Gryffindor prefect. The video description reads, “[Finnicus] welcomes you to your first year at Hogwarts, he checks through a paper list to make sure you’ve got all your shopping for Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and gives you a warm welcome, including showing you a spell.”

It may sound like a strange concept if you’ve never heard of it before, I admit, but it’s definitely something to try! Not everyone has experienced ASMR and not all ASMR works the same for everyone. There are different “triggers” for different people. For instance, the Harry Potter roleplay video gives my brain lots of tingles, while the fireplace only so-so, and this Doctor Who roleplay not as much as the other two.


You can find out more about ASMR and SebastianASMR at his official website. And definitely check out Carolyn’s article as there’s lots of good stuff there too.

(via @amberdisko)

8 Responses to “Harry Potter and Doctor Who ASMR Will Take Your Brain on a Magical Adventure”

  1. That Which Dreams says:

    I did not find that Harry Potter ASMR at all relaxing. It was so annoying that I found myself with a definite urge for violence that Skyrim had to fulfill.

  2. AnnieOpoly says:

    YAY! Finally ASMR is getting some nerd attention. ASMR got me through grad school. XD

  3. I’m not sure what my reaction to these are. They’re not unpleasant?

    • AnnieOpoly says:

      ASMR seems weird at first, but now it’s one of the few things that helps me get to sleep. Especially when I am stressed out!

      • My entry point was HungryLips? So, I kind of…left it alone? But this has me curious.

        • AnnieOpoly says:

          LOLz I’ve never heard of that?! It’s certainly awkward at first, but worth it if you stick with it.
          Youtuber Ariel ASMR (a woman with an English accent) is my favorite – she’s great. A lot of ASMR artists seem to sexualize the majority of their presentations by wearing lots of makeup and cleavage, but to me ASMR is about relaxing, not staring into someone’s blouse O_o (not knocking it, it just seems unnecessary to me and might scare some people off…)
          Another good one is MassageASMR – also on youtube; he is Australian and really great (as well as prolific.)