FURI | Spring 2019


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The purpose of this project is to introduce MisophoniAPP, a new website for managing misophonia. It will briefly discuss the nature of this chronic syndrome, which is the experience of reacting strongly to certain everyday sounds, or “triggers”. Various forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Neural Repatterning Technique are currently used to treat misophonia, but they are not guaranteed to work for every patient. Few apps exist to help users with their therapy, so this research describes the design and creation of a new website that combines exposure therapy, relaxation, and gamification to help patients alleviate their mysophonic responses.

Student researcher

Noziglia, Rachel

Rachel Elisabeth Noziglia

Computer science

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2019