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gitfiddle
11-20-2005, 04:54 PM
I'm just curious, as far as brain regions and mechanisms go, why do songs get stuck in your head? What scientifically makes a song catchy? I mean, my girlfriend and I have had the new information number here in France stuck in our heads for days...."ceeeeeent dix-huit, deux cent dix-huit!"....why do things get stuck in your head and you can't stop singing them over and over again?

cuchelain
11-20-2005, 06:12 PM
you can get Sean Bennett's thesis on this very subject here:

http://www.seanbennett.net/music/essays.html