Does the sound of someone chewing or slurping a drink generate a strong emotional response in you? You could be suffering from misophonia. A new article looks at the effects of living with misophonia.
Does hearing certain sounds evoke feelings of uncontrollable anger or disgust? You may have misophonia. A new paper looks at the neurobiological underpinnings of this auditory disorder.
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People who enjoy ASMR have heightened sensory sensitivity, a new study reports. Many people who react positively to ASMR also experience higher levels of bodily awareness, greater sensitivity to bodily sensations, and often are easily overstimulated by their environment.
A new study contradicts previous findings that suggest misophonia is caused by a supersensitive connection between the auditory cortex and orofacial motor control areas of the brain.
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Increased connectivity between the auditory cortex and motor control areas related to the mouth, face, and throat, could be a key feature in identifying misophonia, a condition marked by extreme reactions to "trigger sounds", such as other people chewing.
While many of us find the sound of a person chewing or breathing heavily annoying, for those with misophonia, such noises are unbearable. Researchers have identified the neural networks and brain changes associated with the disorder.