You’ve been humming that tune for hours, and you just can’t seem to get it out of your head! The people around you are even catching on, making it harder to forget. It’s time to admit that the legless whisperer has taken residence in your ear…The earworm!!!
No need to go see your GP! Defined as a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing; the earworm correlates with music exposure, having heard the song recently or frequently.
But we have to give props to the evil genius that invented jingles for being somewhat of a marketing prodigy. What better way to get a brand stuck in a customer’s head than with a catchy earworm? Even a random telephone number can get lodged between your ears when it’s set to the right melody.
So what tune has been ringing in your ears lately? P.S. be prepared to become a walking jukebox!