A new study has revealed that people with misophonia, or overly intense reactions to certain sounds, have a different pattern of neurological activation in their frontal lobes than people without the disorder when those sounds occur.  They also show structural differences in an area responsible for emotional regulation.

Sukhbinder Kumar, the study's lead researcher, says he hopes this research will encourage clinicians to include misophonia in future diagnostic literature, as it is "the first time [reserachers have] demonstrated a difference in brain structure and function in sufferers" of the disorder.

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