Tingle Science collects empirical data on when ASMR tingles occur. This can aid content creators and consumers, as well as those studying ASMR and its effects.

Getting started

If you're familiar with ASMR videos, all you have to do is head to the videos page and find a video that interests you. If you aren't already logged in, you'll be asked if you want to register and how. Once that's sorted, just watch the video and press and hold the Tingles! button for as long as the tingles last. That's it! Your contributions will be automatically logged behind the scenes.

If ASMR is completely new to you, it might be worth spending some time reading articles linked on the resources page.

About Tingle Science

The first incarnation of Tingle Science was released in 2015 and consisted of a hastily built proof of concept called Tingle Town. Although the feedback was very positive, the project stagnated for a few years until mid-2018 when it was revamped and relaunched under its current moniker.

In stark contrast to many of the big players on the web, Tingle Science's ethos is one of open data and user privacy. The data collected by this site is shared publically for anyone to experiment with and extend as long as they attribute the project and keep the data open. Privacy is maintained through anonymisation, optional registration and other features. If you'd like to know more, the privacy policy is written in plain English.

Tingle Science is funded out of my own pocket for the good of the community. I don't ever intend to monitise it through ads or subscriptions.

If you'd like to get in touch, my name is Matt and you can email me here: matt@matthewwhite.me.uk. I'd love to hear from you.


Among bug fixes and small incremental improvements, some of the planned features to look out for in the future are:

  • An improved recommendation engine that works on a per-tingle basis.
  • Better user statistics.
  • A live map of tingles as they are logged around the world.
  • Support for live video so content creators can see responses in real time.