Latest Misophonia Research

This is where we take a look at the latest misophonia research.

Just click on any of the studies below to see a summary of the findings. You’ll also have the option to click through to the full versions of these reports.

Academic papers and research studies can be a little wordy and complicated at times so please don’t worry if you find some of the language hard going.

That’s why the intros, summaries and conclusions to these papers are often a good place to get a feel for what the author is trying to show, as the language tends to be a little more accessible.

A Large-Scale Study of Misophonia

Romke Rouw, Mercede Erfanian Background: “A large online study extensively surveyed personal, developmental, and clinical characteristics of over 300 misophonics.” Findings: “Most participants indicated that their symptoms started in childhood or early teenage years....

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The Brain Basis for Misophonia

Sukhbinder Kumar, Olana Tansley-Hancock, William Sedley, Joel S. Winston, Martina F. Callaghan, Micah Allen, Thomas E. Cope, Phillip E. Gander, Doris-Eva Bamiou, Timothy D. Griffiths Featured in Current Biology, February 2nd 2017 Highlights: Trigger sounds elicit...

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Sensory Processing Disorder

L.J. Miller, R.C. Schaaf Summary: "Summary: "... Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a complex developmental disorder affecting children and adults. People with SPD over-respond, under-respond, excessively crave/seek out intense sensory experiences, have difficulty...

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Misophonia: a disorder of emotion processing of sounds

Sukhbinder Kumar, Olana Hancock, Thomas Cope, William Sedley, Joel Winston, Timothy D Griffiths Preview: "Sounds of chewing, breathing, keyboard typing are considered by most people as 'normal' sounds and are ignored as background sounds in everyday listening....

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Descriptive Statistics of Misophonia

Krauthamer, Judith T. (April 2014) Preview: "Anger is the foremost emotional response associated with a trigger, followed by disgust. A review of 495 responses found that 99% of respondents indicated anger or rage as one of their top three emotional reactions to...

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LeDoux Lab Study – Commencing 1st March 2016

LeDoux Lab Study Summary: "The goal of this research is to explore how the processing of auditory stimuli in the brain can go awry (leading some people have aversive reactions to stimuli that most people consider innocuous)... If results are promising, we could pursue...

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