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What is That Music I'm Hearing?

By: Connie Weaver | March 5

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? Most of us do, at one time or another. Colloquially, this is sometimes referred to as “having an earworm.” More scientifically, it’s described as involuntary musical imagery; the experience of having lines of music come spontaneously to mind and repeating without conscious control. If you’ve ever had this happen, you know how random it can feel (why that song?) and how hard it can be to get an unwanted tune out of your head. Sometimes the music and lyrics that show up in our heads can be comforting and encouraging; other times, ...more