Why Is That Song Stuck in My Head?!

Why Is That Song Stuck in My Head?!

Why do songs get stuck in our heads? And what can we do to get rid of them!? Michael Aranda explains current scientific thought on the subject (and also does a pretty good Shia LaBeouf impression).

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Sources:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9950143/Get-that-tune-out-of-your-head-scientists-find-how-to-get-rid-of-earworms.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17105759

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/anatomy-of-an-earworm
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0086170
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.2897/full
http://pom.sagepub.com/content/40/3/259
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/235417649_Earworms_from_Three_Angles_Situational_Antecedents_Personality_Predisposition_and_the_Quest_for_a_Musical_Formula
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/275279254_Want_to_block_earworms_from_conscious_awareness_B%28u%29y_gum%21
http://pom.sagepub.com/content/40/2/236
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc5my6Lfipo

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20 Responses

  1. TheCakeAintNoLie says:

    I always have it when I had little sleep

  2. Cow Jedi says:

    Well now I have no choice but to use that “just do it” clips!

  3. Aleer1000 says:

    Just hearing the names of the songs in this got them stuck in my head

  4. SRS_Unoriginal says:

    I fell for it *facepalm* 2:34.

  5. Phri Pheoniks says:

    Really good video! Learned alot :)

  6. Cidtalk says:

    Last week I listened to some Madonna and now I keep having “Bitch get off
    my pole!” in my head..hmm wonder what that says about me and my
    mood..hahaha

  7. Lucia Jaen says:

    Never gonna give, Never gonna give (give you up) 🎵

  8. Metabeard says:

    I clicked on the screen to pause it and was rick rolled. Nice easter egg,
    guys >:(

  9. Gabrielle Dunn says:

    We have orchestra practice every 2nd day and we keep in playing the same
    song because we’re preparing for this concert. Just as it gets out of your
    head there’s another practice…. help:(

  10. HojozVideos says:

    Lol I never have earworms with lyrics xD

  11. avishek acharya says:

    Whenever I listen to new songs of Mountain Goats it always gets stuck in my
    head so I’ve learned to embrace it.

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  13. jlxsolutions says:

    i used to be able to have a sort of Cd box in my head and pick an choose
    songs bystarting it in my head by imitating and soon it picked up and
    started playing.. but after the wild youth of drugs booze and wtf’s i lost
    it as well some imitation talents. guess i destroyed something important in
    that grey lump of mine

  14. J. Robinson says:

    Started off with the SciShow theme in my head, now I have Waterloo in my
    head. Thanks a lot!

  15. Bo Bi says:

    I mind earwirms only if I am already in a bad mood (something about being
    unable to focus on my problems and a song at the same time) . Otherwise I
    enjoy the disco in my head.

  16. Gizandjesss says:

    Tripledent Gum!

  17. anna wonka says:

    earworm is actually an english word?! I always thought it was just a bad
    translation of a saying like “I think I spider” or something.. oh well.. it
    still sounds wrong to me :D

  18. vjm3 says:

    So gum-chewing ditzy girls really are airheads!

  19. Earl Green says:

    SIMPLE James a 1:21
    “Submit to God and accept the Word that He plants in your hearts, which is
    able to save you.” We fool ourselves by only just listening to His word;
    instead we must also put it into practice. The Bible is like a mirror that
    shows us as to who we really are. Take a good look at yourself, don’t just
    forget what you see. Strive to change what Jesus tells you to change – it
    will set you free. You will be blessed by God in what you do. Jesus
    promises you.

  20. dani zeppelin says:

    LED ZEPPELIN BITCHES! LOL BEST BAND IN THE WORLD, I HAD TO SAY IT :)