Ever Wondered Why Songs Get Stuck In Our Heads?

Ever Wondered Why Songs Get Stuck In Our Heads?
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Work....work...work...work.... dadadada...(by Rihanna)

It has been like 11 times I already listened to this song continuously. The song has now become an earworm. It's becoming so annoying and I wish to get rid of this earworm.

Read on to find out the facts, causes of what causes an earworm. And in the end, I also have mentioned a couple remedies to cure it.

A song stuck in your head is called an earworm.

A song stuck in your head is called an earworm.

Here are some facts regarding earworms to enlighten you.

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Fact #1. 92% of the people get an earworm once a week.

Fact #1. 92% of the people get an earworm once a week.
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Fact #2. These songs contain long notes with minimal separation between pitches, also known as small pitch intervals.

Fact #2. These songs contain long notes with minimal separation between pitches, also known as small pitch intervals.
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Fact #3. What actually becomes the earworm is 8 seconds of a tune -- mainly from a chorus.

Fact #3. What actually becomes the earworm is 8 seconds of a tune -- mainly from a chorus.
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Fact #4. According to a study, you've listened to a song many times to turn it into an earworm.

Fact #4. According to a study, you've listened to a song many times to turn it into an earworm.
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Fact #5. So, if the chorus is repeated often, it becomes an earworm.

Fact #5. So, if the chorus is repeated often, it becomes an earworm.
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Fact #6. Women suffer for a longer period of time than men.

Fact #6. Women suffer for a longer period of time than men.
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Fact #7. For those obsessed with music, they too, suffer a lot.

Fact #7. For those obsessed with music, they too, suffer a lot.
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Now, what causes an earworm? Read on to find out.

Cause #1. Study at Dartmouth College discovered that auditory cortex of the brain might play a role in causing earworms.

Cause #1. Study at Dartmouth College discovered that auditory cortex of the brain might play a role in causing earworms.
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Cause #2. According to researchers...

Cause #2. According to researchers...
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"The auditory cortex is active when you're actually listening to a song was reactivated when you just imagine hearing the song."

Cause #3. Specific tasks influence earworms.

Cause #3. Specific tasks influence earworms.
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For instance, you're listening to a song, while doing the dishes. So, the next time you do the dishes, you'll remember the song you listened to.

Cause #4. Emotional component is a factor too. Reports say, people react better if they've a song stuck in their heads.

Cause #4. Emotional component is a factor too. Reports say, people react better if they've a song stuck in their heads.
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Remedies to cure the annoying earworm. Read on!

Get rid of the earworm by following these steps:

Get rid of the earworm by following these steps:
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- Listen to the song couple of times.

- Solve a crossword puzzle

- Solve hard anagrams.

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