Autism Speaks Official Blog Autism Network International Where to find the latest misophonia studies and research papers - Allergic to Sound The best way to increase our understanding of misophonia and find effective treatments is to focus on the research. It’s great that misophonia has been getting more press recently, but we’re in danger of falling into a bit of an information loop… with the same tired old “anger” and “rage” soundbites being thrown around. This is a fascinating and complex condition and the more you learn about it the more interesting and less ‘freak show’ it becomes. I’ll always try to post links to relevant reports and papers on this site (and you can access these here) but if you’re keen to do your own research, and you’re feeling adventurous, here are a few places you can look. (Indeed you can use these resources to find research and studies in any field). Google Scholar Google Scholar The first place to head to is Google Scholar. This is like the ‘normal’ Google, but it’s purely for academic studies. Jurn Jurn Here’s another, similar deal to Google Scholar. Sci Hub Sci Hub The last one is more controversial.
Asperger Syndrome Information Page Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills. The most distinguishing symptom of AS is a child’s obsessive interest in a single object or topic to the exclusion of any other. Children with AS want to know everything about their topic of interest and their conversations with others will be about little else. Children with AS are isolated because of their poor social skills and narrow interests.
What It’s Like When Minor Noises Drive You Crazy -- Science of Us In 2002 Margaret and Pawel Jastreboff — a married research team from Emory University — coined the term misophonia, for “hatred of sound.” It describes a condition which causes the sufferer to develop extreme feelings of anger in response to certain noises – noises that don’t bother anyone else – with the specific triggers varying from person to person. In 2013, a Dutch study of 42 people afflicted with the condition demonstrated that the main triggers were sounds produced by the body: think chewing, lip-smacking, swallowing; breathing, nostril noises, sneezing, or knuckle-cracking. They discovered that the average age of onset was 13 years old and the most common response these people had to trigger sounds was irritation followed by anger and, eventually, total disgust. (The disorder should not be confused with phonophobia, which refers to fear of loud noises.) Which can make it hard for misophobes to get any sympathy — most people just consider them easily annoyed. I listen to music.
Misophonia - Wikipedia Misophonia, literally "hatred of sound," is a putative disorder of uncertain classification in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. It is also called "soft sound sensitivity syndrome," "select sound sensitivity syndrome" ("4S"), "decreased sound tolerance," and "sound-rage. Classification The diagnosis of misophonia is not recognized in the DSM IV or the ICD 10, and it is not classified as a hearing, neurological, or psychiatric disorder. It is not included in the DSM-5. It may be a form of sound–emotion synesthesia, and has parallels with some anxiety disorders. Signs and symptoms There is little evidence-based research available on misophonia. Reactions to the triggers can include aggression toward the origin of the sound, leaving, or remaining in its presence but suffering, trying to block it, or trying to mimic the sound. Mechanism Diagnosis Management Epidemiology Notable cases
How data brokers sell your health information online The next time you visit WebMD to look up a mysterious and troubling medical symptom, consider this: You’ve probably just sent information about yourself to data brokers, who will in turn sell it to credit bureaus, advertisers, and other parties. It’s all completely legal because it’s a highly profitable industry. In part, we can thank our obsession with free website add-ons and applications, including those that run in the background, for that—and we can also credit lack of consumer awareness. Here’s how it works: Any website you visit has embedded applications and tools, installed for a variety of purposes. One of the most common is a hit counter, which looks at the number of hits on any given page and also monitors their referrers—like search terms or other sites. Many sites also run advertisements and maintain applications like social sharing buttons to make it easy for visitors to share information on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere. If it means selling out their users, so be it.
How Data Brokers Make Money Off Your Medical Records For decades researchers have run longitudinal studies to gain new insights into health and illness. By regularly recording information about the same individuals' medical history and care over many years, they have, for example, shown that lead from peeling paint damages children's brains and bodies and have demonstrated that high blood pressure and cholesterol levels contribute to heart disease and stroke. To this day, some of the original (and now at least 95-year-old) participants in the famous Framingham Heart Study, which began in 1948, still provide health information to study investigators. Health researchers are not the only ones, however, who collect and analyze medical data over long periods. A growing number of companies specialize in gathering longitudinal information from hundreds of millions of hospitals' and doctors' records, as well as from prescription and insurance claims and laboratory tests. Pooling all these data turns them into a valuable commodity.
Common OmniFocus Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them - Learn OmniFocus Did you start out using OmniFocus with a great deal of enthusiasm, but end up getting bogged down along the way? For years I’ve had the privilege of providing OmniFocus coaching and consulting to people all over the world. When people contact me for the first time they often compliment OmniFocus’ outstanding design, and quickly add that they don’t feel like they’re using it as effectively as they could be. Based on these experiences, here’s a synopsis of the the most common pitfalls that people tend to encounter when using OmniFocus. I’ve also included some suggestions on how to surmount these challenges or, better yet, avoid them in the first place. I’ve included references to some of the content here on Learn OmniFocus and, unless otherwise noted, the referenced articles and videos are available to everyone. Issue: OmniFocus Has Become a Dumping Ground Overview The most common issue that I observe is people trying to use OmniFocus for too many things. Best Practices Resources
How to Organize and Focus Your Life Using OmniFocus - iOS Etc This is my story of how I started to organize and bring focus to my life using OmniFocus and “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. I have all kinds of future projects due at work and home, and they keep piling up before my very eyes. I have to remember to do all these things for family events that happen a few times a week. Sounds like a lot? How did I stumble upon OmniFocus? I use to lay awake every night thinking about all the things that I needed to do the next day, or the laundry list of things that I have forgotten to do over the past few nights (funny enough, it included laundry too). This system is explained in a book called “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. My only issue with it was if you wanted to do it manually you’d have to have like a thousand file folders sitting on top of your desk. Until I found OmniFocus. What is this OmniFocus you speak of? One of the things Getting Things Done teaches you is to do weekly reviews of the tasks that you have. The Only Con