Author: Misophonia International

The International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN).

Misokinesia, Misophonia, and Mirror Neurons

Sometimes we miss the obvious. Sometimes scientific connections stare us in the face, and we don’t see them, and therefore they are left unexplored. Mercede Erfanian, a prominent misophonia researcher at the University College of London, recently directed my attention to the importance of the relationship between misokinesia, misophonia, and new findings regarding the involvement of movement in misophonia…
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Confusion Surrounding Misophonia

Confusion. If I were to choose a word that perfectly explains the world of Misophonia, advocacy, and the pursuit of answers (particularly on Google Search), the word I would choose is without a doubt, confusion. The waters are often muddied by misinformation. Like all things in the modern world, Misophonia has been branded – however,…
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What is Misophonia Education?

www.MisophoniaEducation.com is the newly launched workshop and education website by Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout PsyD. These workshops will provide an overview of misophonia, the history of the disorder, as well as current research and coping tips on a variety of misophonia related topics. Misophonia Education was launched to help clinicians, teachers, parents, and misophonia sufferers…
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The Relationship Between Misophonia and OCD

Misophonia and OCD are both neurologically-based disorders with emotional and behavioral components A person can have both misophonia and OCD However, not all people with OCD have misophonia, and not all people with misophonia have OCD The DSM 5 expanded the classification and criterion for OCD to “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders” Within this category are…
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Not All Research is Good (Or Even Ethical) Research

Since misophonia is a newer disorder, and one in which the consensus is still being reached, there is a lot of room for “researchers” to get things wrong. In-fact, getting things wrong is often and important part of the scientific approach. This is why replication is one of the most important things in studies—if something…
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New Course! An Introduction to Misophonia for Clinicians

This course is for clinicians and misophonia treatment providers. It provides an overview of misophonia, and the basics of misophonia research and coping skills with the most current and to date research available. The format is in video recordings and text. You can work at your own pace with no deadlines. If you have watched…
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Groundbreaking Research on the Motor Basis for Misophonia

An interview with Sukhbinder Kumar and Mercede Erfanian. Would you describe the major findings of your study, “The motor basis for misophonia” (Journal of Neuroscience, 2021) In our recent study, we have observed that in misophonia sufferers: The pre-motor cortex that controls the movement of the throat, lips, and the face is involuntarily and automatically over-activated…
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No, Misophonia is Not OCD, Stop Saying it Is

Misophonia is definitely not OCD. I say that, because I have both Misophonia and OCD, and yet some researchers are still conflating the two. I’m not entirely sure why researchers are so keen on misophonia being related with OCD. I’m not even sure why an OCD researcher would keep claiming this when the current science…
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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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