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(CNN)   ♫ John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, His name is my name, too. ♪ Whenever we go out, The people always shout, There goes JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SCHMIDT♫ ...Now that that's in your brain for the weekend, let me tell you why   (cnn.com) divider line 46
    More: Interesting, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Association for Psychological Science, infinite loops, Victor Wooten, anti-anxiety drugs, brains, Neuroscience, water source  
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2012-05-27 05:06:15 PM  
"The songs that get stuck in people's heads tend to be melodically and rhythmically simple," says Daniel Levitin, a psychologist who studies the neuroscience of music at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. It's usually just a segment of the song, not the entire thing from beginning to end. A common method of getting rid of an ear worm is to listen to a different song -- except, of course, that song might plant itself in your thoughts for awhile.

Well that explains rap and hip-hop, then.
 
2012-05-27 05:28:28 PM  
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tension, apprehension and dissension have begun.
 
2012-05-27 05:34:18 PM  
My fave version is Pinky's. He starts singing and Brain whacks him on the head.
 
2012-05-27 06:40:27 PM  
That guy in the article totally looks like Darius Rucker's brother.
 
2012-05-27 08:51:22 PM  
I spit in the water

/Joke about as obscure as a Dr Knothead doll
 
2012-05-27 08:59:37 PM  
Dammit, now I want to watch Rocketman.
 
2012-05-27 09:08:20 PM  

FriarReb98: That guy in the article totally looks like Darius Rucker's brother.


He only wants to be with you.
 
2012-05-27 09:45:31 PM  
Actually I have "Beth" by KISS stuck in my head, but nice try.
 
2012-05-27 10:23:50 PM  

SilentStrider: Actually I have "Beth" by KISS stuck in my head, but nice try.


Beth could have been boiled down to "quit being such a clingy biatch, I'm trying to work! Now, here's a few oddly placed trumpet notes at the end of the instrumental break."
 
2012-05-27 10:29:41 PM  
subbs, I haven't even a little heard or thought about that song since summer camp...
ballpark 30ish years...
Not even then was it ever an ear worm, but it was damn fun to shout back and forth.
 
2012-05-28 12:02:12 AM  
I was at the talks this weekend. There was some neuroscience discussion and there were dogs playing the piano on screen.
 
2012-05-28 12:06:49 AM  
"One brain structure in particular, called the striatum, releases a chemical called dopamine in response to pleasure-related stimuli. Imaging of the brain can reveal this process is similar to what happens in your brain in response to food or sex."

So does that explain music euphoria that comes from some drugs and why even after you're not high anymore when you hear those songs they still give you the same euphoria?

/Any Colour You Like does this to me every single time.
 
2012-05-28 12:08:55 AM  
bumBUMbumBUMbumBUMbumBUM

Five more days til Halloween, Halloween, Halloween
Five more days til Halloween!
Silver Shamrock!
 
2012-05-28 12:10:40 AM  
People...

People....Who need...People....


Are THE LUCK-I- EST PEEEEEOPLE......IN THE WORLD......
 
2012-05-28 12:12:21 AM  
Screw you subby. I'll make my own ear worms!

/ Butterfly in the sky
// I can go twice as high
/// Take a look
//// It's in a book
// A reading rainbow
 
2012-05-28 12:15:04 AM  
DA NA NA NA NA NA NA!
 
2012-05-28 12:33:21 AM  
Quick, what trumps "Yellow Submarine?"
 
2012-05-28 12:33:31 AM  

The worst-ever one-word earworm (drag mouse cursor between arrows):

♫♪ Feel-ings... ♪♫
 
2012-05-28 12:45:09 AM  
Tall and tanned and young and lovely
the girl from Ipanema goes walking
and when she passes
each man she passes
goes Aaah!
 
2012-05-28 12:47:04 AM  
Relevent:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
Skr
2012-05-28 12:49:29 AM  
the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best the best of you.
 
2012-05-28 12:50:33 AM  
How 'bout the song that never ends?
It just goes on and on my friend...
 
2012-05-28 12:51:51 AM  
It's a small world af ter all
IT'S A SMALL WORLD AF TER ALL!!

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AF TER ALL!!!

It's a small small world...
 
2012-05-28 12:57:50 AM  

mpfjr: It's a small world af ter all
IT'S A SMALL WORLD AF TER ALL!!

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AF TER ALL!!!

It's a small small world...


It's a world of heartache, a world of pain
when you die you'll never come back again,
First you're born
Then you cry
Life's a beyotch
and you die
It's a hard, hard, world!
 
2012-05-28 01:00:49 AM  

erewhon: mpfjr: It's a small world af ter all
IT'S A SMALL WORLD AF TER ALL!!

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AF TER ALL!!!

It's a small small world...

It's a world of heartache, a world of pain
when you die you'll never come back again,
First you're born
Then you cry
Life's a beyotch
and you die
It's a hard, hard, world!


Duff beer for me,
Duff beer for you,
I'll have a Duff,
You'll have one too.
 
2012-05-28 01:48:55 AM  
I remember going to elementry school in the 70's, and they would be what were known at that time as 'negro spirituals', maybe there is a more better term for that now, I don't know.

I still thing back to the time when a whole bunch of mostly white kids will talking about 'dying with a hammer in my hand', or 'beating their feet in the mississipi mud'. I am sure there were more.

I do look back and would swear that the teacher at the time looked at it with the same questioning reality check that I do now.
 
2012-05-28 01:54:26 AM  
I've always found that when I have an ear worm, the best way to get rid of it is to actually listen to the song. Pull it up on YouTube if you don't have it in your library. It actually works!
 
2012-05-28 02:29:06 AM  
FTA: "As you're anticipating a moment of pleasure, you're making predictions about what you're hearing and what you're about to hear," he said. "Part of the pleasure we derive from it is being able to make predictions."

this made me realize maybe why i always remember the first could of lines before my favorite parts of a song. like right before the the 2nd big solo in "Hey Joe" and the lines "Next up, on the M-I-C Mystikal get busy on the symphony".

it's like our brains like the "ramp up"

errrrrrrr...WHOO shiat MOTHERfarkER GOD DAMN!!
I keep it HYYYYYYPE, biatch I'M THE MAN!...had to.
 
2012-05-28 03:18:07 AM  
This headline succeeded in getting Juke Joint Jezebel stuck in my head, if only for the repetitive J's.
 
2012-05-28 03:29:38 AM  

johnson442: I've always found that when I have an ear worm, the best way to get rid of it is to actually listen to the song. Pull it up on YouTube if you don't have it in your library. It actually works!


Well, I've been playing this for days and it hasn't gone away.
 
2012-05-28 03:37:02 AM  

ryant123: johnson442: I've always found that when I have an ear worm, the best way to get rid of it is to actually listen to the song. Pull it up on YouTube if you don't have it in your library. It actually works!

Well, I've been playing this for days and it hasn't gone away.


I found this one is pretty effective
 
2012-05-28 03:50:40 AM  
Quick, what trumps "Yellow Submarine?"

Lion Sleeps Tonight
De de de de, de de de de de a-we ma ma away

I remember in 7th grade history class, during the test on the preamble of the constitution, everyone in class was singing the schoolhouse rock song under their breath.
 
2012-05-28 05:18:19 AM  
"Notorious" by Duran Duran cures me of ear worms. No idea why, or how I stumbled onto this cure-all.

There's one exception though: The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority song. That damn thing has been stuck in a little corner of my head for over 20 years. If you ever meet a Kappa, whatever you do, don't let her sing you that song.

/I've taught it to two people in my life
//they really deserved it
 
2012-05-28 05:43:20 AM  
To the one true God above
Heeere is my prayer.
Not the first you've heard
But the first IIIIII wrote.
Not the first
But the others
Were a long time ago.
There are two people here.
And I want you to kill them.
 
2012-05-28 05:54:56 AM  
For the canucks out there:
The polka dot door, the polka dot door
See you soon at the polka dot door.\
With songs and stories and so much more
Do do do do do do
The polka dot door


/that's the worst
 
2012-05-28 06:08:34 AM  
Here's the music-mind connection I'm curious about....

When I was young and always angry, I listened to a ton of very aggressive music.

When i got older, I was pretty mellow, and I was listening to much calmer music.

So did I choose the music, based on my moods, or did the music change my moods?
 
zez
2012-05-28 06:09:04 AM  
Conjunction Junction what's your function?
 
2012-05-28 06:22:00 AM  
I don't get ear worms, I'm also not very musically inclined, AT ALL. I wonder if they're related.
 
zez
2012-05-28 06:25:46 AM  

A Terrible Human: "One brain structure in particular, called the striatum, releases a chemical called dopamine in response to pleasure-related stimuli. Imaging of the brain can reveal this process is similar to what happens in your brain in response to food or sex."

So does that explain music euphoria that comes from some drugs and why even after you're not high anymore when you hear those songs they still give you the same euphoria?

/Any Colour You Like does this to me every single time.


Chances are that at any given moment I'll have the guitar solo from Comfortably Numb going through my head
 
zez
2012-05-28 06:31:21 AM  

Enemabag Jones: I remember going to elementry school in the 70's, and they would be what were known at that time as 'negro spirituals', maybe there is a more better term for that now, I don't know.

I still thing back to the time when a whole bunch of mostly white kids will talking about 'dying with a hammer in my hand', or 'beating their feet in the mississipi mud'. I am sure there were more.

I do look back and would swear that the teacher at the time looked at it with the same questioning reality check that I do now.


Gonna see Miss Liiza, gonna go to Mississippi
 
2012-05-28 06:56:14 AM  
Sittin' by the roadside
on a summer's day,
chattin' with my messmates
passin' time away.
Lying in the shadows,
underneath the trees,
goodness how delicious
eatin' goober peas!

-or-

Campin' near Caracas
on a summer's day
we're spinnin' and we're grinnin'
passing time away
intercepting signals
back behind the scenes
and when my shift is over
eatin' rice and beans!
 
2012-05-28 08:11:17 AM  
Counter-Action for JJJ song...
1.bp.blogspot.com

ahh...sigh, at least that is less annoying
 
2012-05-28 08:37:58 AM  
The part about music as a memory tool was interesting. I'm sure not forgetting how many minutes are in a year anytime soon.

/Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so deeeeaaaar...
 
2012-05-28 09:08:01 AM  

AaronSynn: Here's the music-mind connection I'm curious about....

When I was young and always angry, I listened to a ton of very aggressive music.

When i got older, I was pretty mellow, and I was listening to much calmer music.

So did I choose the music, based on my moods, or did the music change my moods?


Most likely the former, however aggressive music can alter your mood which still makes it the former. Your personality changed to you were less uppity and prefered mellow music. Back when Marilyn Manson was the super evil spawn of satan that the right was thinking he was, it wasn't the fact that his music would make people "destructive" it was the question of why are they listening to him in the first place. He was a symptom not the cause.
/not saying that you must be disturbed to listen to him, just saying there is a reason you like him (for good or for bad).
 
2012-05-28 03:10:51 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tension, apprehension and dissension have begun.


This.
 
2012-05-28 10:07:26 PM  
Subby: this is for you

webspace.webring.com

ALL OF MY HATE!!!!
 
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