Your fury over loud chewing noises may be a sign of a disorder

By: Troy Frisby, Buzz60

Some people really can't handle noisy eaters, and it's not just because slurping your soup is considered bad manners.

It may be a sign of an actual disorder known as misophonia.

Researchers at UK's Newcastle University published a study in Current Biology, which shows people with misophonia are triggered emotionally by the sounds of chewing, loud breathing and even pen clicking.

Based on brain imaging, researchers claim patients with misophonia have "a different connectivity pattern to the frontal lobe."

When they hear these trigger sounds, it can send the brain into overdrive and result in a "fight or flight" reaction, potentially resulting in increased heart rate and sweating, among other physical responses.

In a university press release, researchers said they hope their evidence will convince the medical community that misophonia is a "genuine disorder."

They also hope it will lead to the development of methods for treating misophonia, including therapy.

So the next time someone asks you politely not to grind your fork and knife at the dinner table, maybe just, you know, don't.

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USA, Washington State, Seattle, Post Alley, Near Pike Place Market, Market Theater, Detail Of Colorful Gum Wall. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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 A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
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