Category: Past Studies

The International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN).

2020-2021 Misophonia Research Updates

by Jennifer Brout and Mercede Erfanian (University College of London) Find all misophonia studies here: This year and last year have been exciting in terms of misophonia research. In the 2019 grants cycle, the Misophonia Research Fund approved a total of approximately $2,300,000 over two years. The grants include those related to the diagnosis of misophonia, characterization…
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The Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation

Hi there, Dr. Rosenthal! I am thrilled to hear that the Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation is officially established. Would you tell me a little bit about how the center is set up? Hi, Jen! Happy to. The Center is set up to advance research, education, and clinical services for adults with Misophonia. An anonymous and generous family…
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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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