Why Do Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?

So, you can't get that song out of your head? You probably have an earworm. Why is this happening? Well, science isn't very clear on this yet. Laci sits down and to discuss what we do know about earworms, and offers some advice on how to get rid of them.

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"Got Kylie stuck on replay? Developed a hatred of James Blunt? Vadim Prohorov on the pesky phenomenon of the 'earworm'.

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"Auditory imagery occurs when one mentally rehearses telephone numbers or has a song 'on the brain' - it is the subjective experience of hearing the absence of auditory stimulation, and is useful for investigating aspects of human cognition."

Beyond Dr. Earworm
"The unusual research conducted by UC business professor James Kellaris has literally made its way around the world, garnering national and international press coverage."

Why Do Songs Get Stuck in Your Head?
"Maybe it's 'Don't Worry, Be Happy," or perhaps it's 'I Will Survive' that's been playing on an unending loop in your head today."

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