Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
- 2,012,699 Views
- 45,160 Questions Answered
- TEDEd Animation
Can you identify the catchiest tune? The Hooked on Music Project, led by John Ashley Burgoyne and Henkjan Honing, seeks to learn what makes some music catchy. Play along and see if you agree with the other participants and help by participating in some “citizen science” at the same time!
Mark Twain’s short story, A Literary Nightmare, describes his encounter with an earworm in 1876! Read it and find out how he rid himself of an earworm by “infecting” another person!
What is music cognition? Sound like something you may want to find out more about? Follow these music cognition blogs: Henkjan Honing’s Music Matters, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis’s Looking at Listening, and Victoria Williamson’s Music Psychology Blog.
Create and share a new lesson based on this one.
More from Mind Matters
Is someone you love suffering in silence? Here's what to do - Gus Worland
Lesson duration 12:52
Is it normal to talk to yourself?
Lesson duration 05:19
How to calm your anxiety, from a neuroscientist - Wendy Suzuki
Lesson duration 07:19
How to manage your emotions
Lesson duration 04:51