What is misophonia?

Misophonia is a newly recognized condition where certain sounds produce a fight-or- flight response and intense negative emotions in some individuals.

Participate in misophonia research

Do you experience distress upon hearing certain common sounds (such as chewing, tapping or breathing sounds)? You may be eligible to participate in a paid UCSD research study.

We are looking to recruit participants between the ages of 18 and 65 with misophonia to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to examine how people with and without misophonia perceive and process different kinds of sounds.

Research participants will be asked to listen to, produce and make judgments about certain sounds, while simultaneously having their skin conductance response (SCR) and body heat (via thermal imaging) measured.

The experiment will last for two lab sessions, with each session lasting for no more than one hour. Research participants will be paid $10 for each hour of participation. If you are interested in participating in this experiment, you can contact Miren Edelstein, MA.

Journal articles about misophonia

From CBC researchers:

Edelstein M, Brang D, Rouw R, Ramachandran VS (2013). Misophonia: physiological investigations and case descriptions.. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2013; 7(296), 1-11, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00296

Selected articles from other researchers:

Schröder et al (2013). Misophonia: Diagnostic Criteria for a New Psychiatric Disorder. PLOS ONE
Wu et al (2014). Misophonia: incidence, phenomenology, and clinical correlates in an undergraduate population. Journal of Clinical Psychology