People who find sound of chewing gum or pen clicking unbearable have a brain abnormality …

People who find the sounds of chewing gum or pen clicking unbearable have a genuine brain abnormality, UCL scientists have found.  While many people find hearing people eat off-putting or pen clicking annoying, others who suffer from misophonia report feeling disgust when exposed to the noises. Referring to “trigger sounds”, people with misophonia can respond with an intense “fight or flight” reaction. Now researchers at Newcastle University have reported finding a difference in the frontal lobe in misophonia sufferers, suggesting it is a genuine condition where medical opinion in the past has been sceptical. Writing in the journal Current Biology, they found changes in the brain activity when a trigger sound is experienced. They also found people with misophonia experienced an increased heart rate and sweated when they were confronted by…


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