The phenomenon of “stuck” song is known to many people. You can listen to any song and then she will pursue you. Syndrome haunting... Neurologists are taught to get rid of the song stuck in my head

The phenomenon of “stuck” song is known to many people. You can listen to any song and then she will pursue you.

Syndrome haunting melodies more characteristic of women, although men also suffer from it. Neuroscientists answer questions about what underlies this phenomenon and how to appease “long-playing” the song in my head.

According to them, to get rid of haunting melodies, enough to do something working memory. Here you will come to the aid of the pages of books or even a simple crossword puzzle. Expert commentary: if you listen to the music, different areas of the brain handle low and high frequencies, providing a single auditory perception.

This phenomenon is the song in the mind of experts analyzed during the study, which was attended by former professional pianist with epilepsy. The experiment was as follows: first, the pianist played the two tunes on an instrument with sound enabled. At this time, the brain were active (remember all that was played). The pianist then lost the same composition, but with the sound turned off, at this time, it was necessary to reproduce the sound of melodies in my head. The brain activity of experts was again recorded.

The result: in both cases, activated the same areas of the brain. This suggests that part of the brain that are responsible for handling low and high frequencies, and works even in cases when music is playing in our head.

These results may be of great help when working with patients with aphasia. In this disease there is a violation (or absence) of speech due to brain damage. Researched trying to find a way to create sounds that “play” in the head.

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