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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:08 PM

Cure for earworms - Australian "Science guru Dr Karl" (degrees in medicine & biomedical engineering)

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9511041/Dr-Karl-reveals-song-stuck-head-seconds.html
Science guru Dr Karl reveals how you can get a song that's stuck in your head OUT in seconds - and why it works every time

.... Earworms, which effect 92 percent of all adults, can last days leaving the sufferer agitated and sick of whatever song it is that has 'got stuck in their head'.

Australian scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, who has degrees in medicine and biomedical engineering, revealed the quick hack to banishing repetitive songs is to chew gum. ....

'For some unknown reason the same pathways in your brain that are used for programming your repeated jaw movement are also used for replaying music in your mind,' he said. ....

The scientist said other methods include 'rinsing the brain' of the song by playing it over again, or to go completely cold turkey and not listen to it at all. ....

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Reply Cure for earworms - Australian "Science guru Dr Karl" (degrees in medicine & biomedical engineering) (Original post)
UTUSN Apr 26 OP
lastlib Apr 26 #1
Harker Apr 26 #4
Miguelito Loveless Apr 26 #2
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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:11 PM

1. Worth a try! -- I have an ELO earworm,

and I Can't Get It Out Of My Head....

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Response to lastlib (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 02:19 PM

4. Don't Bring Me Down. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:14 PM

2. My solution is to

listen to other music until it goes away.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:26 PM

3. Could this method be used to rid a person of repetitions negative thoughts?

just a thought...AHA! This is a quote from the article:

"Scientists believe earworms are a benign form of rumination - the intrusive and repetitive thoughts associated with depression.

Which means these could also be switched off by chewing gum."

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Response to NoSheep (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 02:22 PM

5. Next time "The Final Countdown" starts in again...

I'll reach for the Juicy Fruit.

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