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Report on Findings of the LeDoux Lab by Jennifer Jo Brout

Report on Findings of the LeDoux Lab by Jennifer Jo Brout One of the working theories related to mechanisms underlying misophonia is that auditory stimuli may be misinterpreted by the brain as dangerous, or threatening. As such, the brain responds as it would if it were actually in danger. When we are in danger, our…
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The Brain Basis for Misophonia – Dr. Sukhbinder Kumar

Dr. Sukhbinder Kumar, and his team from the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University and the Wellcome Centre for NeuroImaging at University College London (UCL) published a groundbreaking misophonia study, which recently appeared in Current Biology. What makes this study “ground-breaking?” In an interview with Dr. Kumar, he explains the study and what it might mean for people with misophonia.Dr.…
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A Window Into The Brain Mechanisms Associated With Noise Sensitivity

Marina Kliuchko of the Cognitive Brain Research Unit at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences (University of Helsinki, Findland) and colleagues sought to better understand and more specifically measure the neural mechanisms related to noise sensitivity (NS). In their study noise sensitivity is described as both physiological and psychological states that increase an individual’s reactivity to noise. The authors note that NS…
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Stephen Porges (Polyvagal Perspective and Sound Sensitivity Research)

STUDY DESCRIPTION DECONSTRUCTING THE IADS FROM A POLYVAGAL PERSPECTIVE Long Title: Documenting the acoustic features that elicit subjective experiences related to pathogen, predator, danger, and safety Principle Investigator(s): Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Background: The Center for Emotion and Attention at the University Florida developed a database of sounds, the International Affective…
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2018 Research and Advocacy Accomplishments

As we begin 2019, the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN) and Misophonia International are proud to highlight the productive year for misophonia research (and advocacy). 2018 IMRN Accomplishments Literature Review Published Duke 2018 Class in March Academic Article, “Sensory Over-Responsivity, Attachment, and Self-Regulation: Considerations of the Specific Impact of Auditory Stimuli“ by Jennifer Jo Brout,…
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The International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN)

Misophonia is a relatively new term, but we are not starting from scratch. “Misophonia” is a relatively new term. However, “auditory over-responsivity,”  and  “auditory sensitivities” have been studied for decades. In fact,  the different ways in which the brain (or the nervous system) reacts to sounds  have been studied in neuroscience for half a century.…
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