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Listening to music before going to bed deteriorates sleep quality Earworms occur

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The result was that the group listening to the instrumental had more earworms at night and poor sleep quality.

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Earworm(alone: Catchy tune,British: earworm) Is a phenomenon in which a part of a song or music is obsessively repeated in the mind. It is sometimes described as "music sticks to my head and never leaves." The general meaning is the same as the "Dylan effect".


The word earwormGermanFrom'Ohrwurm'Borrowing a translationIs[1],University of CincinnatiIt was disseminated to the world by marketing researchers James Keralis and Daniel Levitin.A study by Keralis showed that people have different sensitivities to earworms, but almost everyone is struck by the differences in the scene.[2]..According to a Keralis survey, 98% of people experience earworms.Gender differenceMen and women experience this phenomenon equally often, but women tend to have longer-lasting earworms and are more uncomfortable than men.[3].

PsychoanalysisTheodor Reik described the psychodynamic characteristics of this phenomenon with the term "haunting melody".[4].2003 The term'Musical Imagery Repetition'(MIR) is used in the scientifically investigated profile of this phenomenon.NeurosciencePersonpianistAdvocated by Sean Bennett[5].2007 Another academic term for this phenomenon is'Involuntary Musical Imagery'(INMI).NeurologyA personOliver SacksAdvocated by[6].

Obsessive-compulsive disorderPeople tend to complain more about earworm problems, and in some cases, medications for obsessive-compulsive disorder may mitigate this effect.[7].

endomusia and musicHallucinationA sound that does not actually sound likeCan actually be heardSerious symptoms should not be confused with earworms[8].

Britishwith the BBC The 6 Music radio show'Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show'incorporates earworms as a corner of the show, in the form of asking listeners over the phone about the songs that were left in their heads when they woke up.

Earworms in fiction

Arthur C. Clark 1956 Announced toShort story"Ultimate Melody" is the phenomenon of this phenomenon.Science fictionExplanation is shown.Writer Michael Colost tells about this story,'website of aleph'Explains as follows.

This story is about the scientist Gilbert Lister, the developer of the "ultimate melody" that subdues the brain by making the listener completely and forever ecstatic.narratorHarry Purvis appears, explaining that Lister has argued for a powerful melody that "impresses consciousness by adapting to the underlying electrical rhythms that circulate in the brain." Lister attempts to extract from the hits the melody that completely controls people, which adapts to this electric rhythm.He succeeds in it, but never wakes upTension diseaseIt is discovered in the form of. (Omitted)[9]

Fritz Leiber OfHugo AwardCandidate short story "Ran Chi Chi Chi Chi Tan (Original title: Rump-Titty-Titty-Tum-TAH-Tee)" (1959 In), the title earworm spreads powerfully and rapidly until the antidote rhythm is discovered, sweeping all areas of human culture.

Alfred BesterDestroyed man (1953 , Received the Hugo Award.In Tokyo Sogensha's Japanese title "Disassembled Man"), earworms and their composition requests play a central role in the story.


  1. ^ Untranslatable Words, The Whole Earth Review by Howard Rheingold, 1987
  2. ^ James J. Kellaris, "Identifying Properties of Tunes That Get'Stuck in Your Head", Proceedings of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Winter 2001 Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, American Psychological Society, pp. 66-67
  3. ^ "The Straight Dope: Why do songs get stuck in your head?"
  4. ^ Reik, Theodor (1960): The Haunting Melody: Psychoanalytic Experiences in Life and Music. [1953]. Grove Press, New York.
  5. ^ Sean Bennett, Musical Imagery Repetition, Cambridge University Master Thesis
  6. ^ Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia, New York: Alfred A. Knopf (October 16, 2007), ISBN 1400040817
  7. ^ Daniel J. Levitin, This is your brain on music, Dutton Adult (August 3, 2006), ISBN 0525949690
  8. ^ Engmann, Birk; Reuter, Mike: Spontaneous perception of melodies – hallucination or epilepsy? Nervenheilkunde 2009 Apr 28: 217-221. ISSN 0722-1541
  9. ^ Summary of "The Ultimate Memory" at the website of aleph

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