Does “Sluuuuuuuurpppp” and the smacking of the lips when eating makes you cringe? You probably have misophonia, which is also known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome.
It commonly starts with a trigger often an oral sound such as the noise that someone makes when they eat, breathe, chew, yawn, or whistle. Sometimes it is the small repetitive motion like when someone fidgets, jostles you, or wiggles their foot.
Are you disgusted by this?
Mild reactions are being anxious, uncomfortable, the urge to flee, and disgust. Severe reactions are rage, anger, hatred, panic, fear, emotional distress, a desire to kill, skin crawling, and suicidal thoughts.
How about now? Are your toes cringing?
People with severe misophonia can have an impaired social life as they have to avoid restaurants or eat separately from your spouse, family, or roommates.
Misophonia is a condition that makes one quite sensitive to sound because people with this condition are more attentive to the sounds. What makes it rarer is that only 20 percent of people in the world have this disorder.
Sorry but can you handle all of this chewing?
According to the studies conducted by Northwestern University, people diagnosed with Misophonia are linked with creativity and cognitive ability. Thus, people who are sensitive to sound have a higher likelihood to be a creative genius.
Wait, are you losing your mind? Try to suppress your anger on these pigs!
Since “misophoni-cs” are more attentive than the 80% of the population, they are better at grasping things around them. They feed their brain with more information based on sounds they received.
If you are not annoyed by hearing or seeing others chewing, take comfort on the fact that there are people smarter than you.
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8 Health Problems Associated With Migraines
Got a migraine? It could be a sign of a serious health problem!
Migraine is often described as a “recurrent throbbing headache” that often affects one side of the head. Most of the time, it also brings symptoms such as nausea and disturbed vision.
According to experts, migraines could even be a sign of other health conditions. This is because severe headaches are often associated to many problems such as asthma, heart disease, and depression, among others.
Richard Lipton, MD, director of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York City, warned:...
Dog Acts Weird Around Pregnant Owner, Apparently She’s Trying To Save Her
Dogs are apparently capable of detecting illnesses with a sniff, and this pup used her ability to save her owner from death.
All the while we thought that dogs can only be trained to sniff bombs and drugs. Apparently, they can also act as live MRIs that can detect serious health problems hiding beneath your skin. There are no scientific explanations yet or studies that claim dogs can smell illnesses, but this pup surely had some amazing way of saving her human from a deadly health condition.
Keola, an American Akita, seems to have a strong sixth sense which helped her detect her owner’s hidden sickness. She obsessively followed her owner, Alhanna Butler who happened to be pregnant that time. Nothing could calm Keola until her owners grew suspicious of her behavior. Thanks to her persistence in sending signals, Keola was able to help Alhanna and her baby escape from death.
A mom-to-be and her son were saved from death, thanks to their loyal pup named Keola.
Biochemist And Ex-NASA Worker Became The First Person To Edit His Own Genes
Josiah Zayner is selling DIY gene-editing kits.
Cosmetic surgery is becoming a popular method these days if people want to change something they don't like or enhance a feature that they currently have. But for biochemist/biohacker Josiah Zayner, all it takes is CRISPR, a DNA-editing technique, which he showed to the world to be so easy to do.
Zayner, who used to work at NASA, happened to explain the process live on his blog, "Science, Art, Beauty. According to him, he already modified his genes twice. Using the gene-cutting technology, Zayner removed myostatin, a protein that inhibits the growth of muscles. By removing the protein, Zayner, in theory, would have bigger muscles.