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March 22, 2017

Why you can’t get that annoying song out of your head

Have you ever found yourself getting annoyed at someone for singing a song on an endless loop, only to find yourself humming the same song later? Research suggests that even if you find a song annoying, if it’s catchy, it will stick in your head. Listening to music triggers the part of your brain called the auditory cortex. This is the part that processes information that you receive through hearing. It’s found in your temporal lobe which receives signals from your ears, like pitch and the volume of sound. Songs that are most likely to get stuck in your head…
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