6.13.2008

Can't Get That Song Out of Your Head?

Listen to the whole thing, apparently...interesting, if not a bit counter-intuitive...

"Getting "Eye of the Tiger" stuck in your head is the result of a glitch in your auditory cortex. This part of your brain processes sounds and stores them for later recall. It powers up and can start crooning uncontrollably after hearing just a few notes of a familiar tune. Want it to stop? Listen to the whole song or do some math"
Why would you ever want Eye of the Tiger out of your head? I'd be more concerned if it was, "near... far...whereEVER you are..."

Is it in your head now? It's in mine. So I have to go listen to the whole damn song? Not sure I'm happy with this solution...

To digress, the way we describe brain processes still sounds screwy to me. The idea of "powering up" areas of the brain paints an over-simplified and inaccurate picture.

3 comments:

Carin said...

I've heard this theory before, and I tried it once--it actually worked. But if I had to listen to a song every time it got stuck in my head, I'd be dialing up crappy commercial jingles constantly!

gabe said...

oh no - okay...let's see...

"this is ooooour country!"

or

"like a rock!"

or

"i'm lovin it!"

let me know if you need me to dial these up ;)

i'll let you know when i come up with a few more...

Carin said...

oh, that's just mean. plain mean.