Is there such thing as an 'anti' earworm?

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Offline rowan99

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Is there such thing as an 'anti' earworm?
« on: 10/04/2016 00:14:03 »
I hate earworms as much as anyone but there is one short, simple tune that I love and have been playing it over on a loop for hours each day to get it into my head as an earworm. The problem is that as soon as I stop listening to it I totally forget it - I know that it is a tune I like but I cannot for the life of me remember how it goes.

This is not a problem I have had with any other tune, or have heard about. Any opinions?

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Offline Tim the Plumber

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Re: Is there such thing as an 'anti' earworm?
« Reply #1 on: 10/04/2016 08:09:04 »
errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......................?

Can anybody tell me what has happened to the world?

Am I mad or is it everybody else????

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Re: Is there such thing as an 'anti' earworm?
« Reply #2 on: 10/04/2016 08:39:55 »
C'mon, I am serious. There has been quite a bit of research on earworms but I have not found anything that matches my problem. I realise that most people do anything to get rid of them ( an usually I am one of those people) and maybe I am a bit weird to actually want one. It has got me stumped, especially since I am unable to actually remember the tune after I stop listening to it. Surely someone with more knowledge can offer an opinion.

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Re: Is there such thing as an 'anti' earworm?
« Reply #3 on: 10/04/2016 10:22:06 »
Interesting experiment, I wonder if your mind has become habituated to the music just like a constant background sound can be filtered out. Same happens with other stimuli eg nerve ends on skin.

You might be interested in this study http://icmpc-escom2012.web.auth.gr/sites/default/files/papers/1124_Proc.pdf by folks at Goldsmiths.
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