Chomp, chomp, chomp….crunch, crunch, crunch chewing food, chewing ice.  Click, click, clicking that ball point pen - If all that drives you crazy you probably are suffering from misophonia.   Misophonia is a disorder in which sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or anything noisy and repetitive.

Time magazine reports that scientists have long been skeptical about whether misophonia constitutes a genuine medical ailment, but new research shows those with misophonia have a difference in their brain's frontal lobe.

People with the condition have an abnormality in their emotional control mechanism which causes their brains to go into overdrive on hearing trigger sounds. The researchers also found that trigger sounds could result in an increased heart rate and sweating. (Time)


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