Andy’s Quick Hits (51): Earworms Improve Your Memory

Illustration 76703762 © Zirconicusso | Dreamstime.com

So earworms, those songs that get stuck in your head, do have a purpose, even if mildly annoying, according to some recent research.

The paper, “Spontaneous Mental Replay of Music Improves Memory for Incidentally Associated Event Knowledge,” was published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Co-authors are Janata and Benjamin Kubit, a postdoctoral…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Andy Hab

Andy Hab

The brain and human behaviour, in business, society, learning, and health.