a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
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the cure for earworms is... bubble gum?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/63539/how-chewing-gum-prevents-songs-getting-stuck-your-head

Dr. Philip Beaman, an associate professor of cognitive science at the University of Reading, says the brain’s tendency to repeat a familiar tune “may be a form of involuntary musical memory.” One proven method for degrading short-term memory is to repeat a random word over and over again in your head... The act of chewing gum has a similar effect, the new research suggests, and “therefore can be recommended as an aid to get rid of earworms.”
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