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.
Mercede Erfanian, Christiana Kartsonaki, Azita Keshavarz Objective: "Misophonia is a neurophysiological disorder, phenotypically characterized by heightened autonomic nervous system arousal which is accompanied by a high magnitude of emotional reactivity to repetitive...read more
Agnieszka B. Janik McErlean, Michael J. Banissy Background: "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a sensory experience elicited by auditory and visual triggers, which so far received little attention from the scientific community. This self-reported...read more
Schröder, Vulink, van Loon, Denys Summary: "Misophonia is a psychiatric disorder in which ordinary human sounds like smacking or chewing provoke intense anger and disgust. Despite the high burden of this condition, to date there is no evidence-based treatment...read more
M.Erfanian, J.JoBrout, A.Keshavarz Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht, The Netherlands, International Misophonia Research Network, Sensory Processing Disorder, New York, USA, Azad University, Psychology, Torbat-e-Jam, Iran...read more
Investigating Misophonia: A Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and a Research Agenda
Jennifer J. Brout, Miren Edelstein, Mercede Erfanian, Michael Mannino, Lucy J. Miller, Romke Rouw, Sukhbinder Kumar, and M. Zachary Rosenthal Background: "Although the Jastreboffs’ original conceptualization of misophonia included aversive responding to sounds...read more
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....read more
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...read more
Berthold Langguth, Tobias Kleinjung, Joerg Marienhagen, Harald Binder, Philipp G Sand, Göran Hajak and Peter Eichhammer Summary: "... Low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been proposed as an innovative treatment for chronic tinnitus......read more
Matthew Neal, M.D., Andrea E. Cavanna, M.D., Ph.D. Excerpt: "... Given the phenomenological similarity with other subjective symptoms commonly reported by patients with TS (e.g., sensory tics or premonitory urges, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, “not-just-right”...read more
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...read more
Emma L. Barratt, Nick J. Davis Excerpt: "... Further exploration into ASMR’s relationship with Misophonia may also yield interesting results. Studies examining the co-occurrence of Misophonia and ASMR may shed more light on the possibility that these two experiences...read more
Arjan Schröder, Nienke Vulink, Damiaan Denys Summary: "... We suggest that misophonia should be classified as a discrete psychiatric disorder. Diagnostic criteria could help to officially recognize the patients and the disorder, improve its identification by...read more
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....read more
Rosemary E. Bernstein, Karyn L. Angell and Crystal M. Dehle Summary: "Liz came to realize that her rage was not a response to the auditory input itself as much as a reaction to an underlying core belief that her needs were not important to those close to her. Prior to...read more
Miren Edelstein, David Brang, Romke Rouw and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Preview: "To date, no research has examined the neurological origin of misophonia, and preliminary investigations suggest it is not due to any primary neurological or psychological disorder or...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Jacek Kolacza, Gregory F. Lewisa, & Stephen W. Porges a,b a) Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina b) Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Summary: "... The Polyvagal Theory proposes that subjective responses to sounds are initially (before...read more