Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History of New Music Daily: Do you know someone with misophonia?

Approximately one in five people suffer from a condition known as misophonia. This is a phenomenon where particular sounds can trigger unbearable emotional reactions.

This has always been part of the human experience, but it really has only been studied for the last ten years.  It could be forms of music but it’s more likely to be some kind of everyday sounds. It might be hearing someone chewing popcorn or the bouncing of a basketball or the cooing of pigeons.

What causes something like this? Hard to say. It seems to be a complex combination of factors like the brain being unable to filter out certain sounds and the association of negative meanings and experiences to particular sounds.

Most people learn to adapt but misophonia can be debilitating under certain conditions. Research continues. Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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