This is well put, and thank you very much for taking the time to respond.
To people who experience ASMR, it’s very intuitive. To people who don’t experience it, it’s an extremely odd concept. Imagine if I told you there was a color “blarg” that I could see but you couldn’t. I can tell you colors it’s similar to, but you won’t ever truly understand it. That’s how it is for people who don’t experience ASMR.
And this is why research on it is so strange. Some people experience it, and some don’t, but no one yet really knows why.
ASMR is extremely subjective, extremely personal, and extremely new, so putting it in scientific terms — while it will happen one day — is difficult.
Hope that helps explain more!