Scientists are finding ways to get rid of ear worms!! Thank God.
I hate them. I have been visiting my niece and nephew who were in a School House Rocks play and practiced their songs day/night. And even more often and after the play was over once they realized ol Aunt Terri gets these horrid ear worms.
Note to self: add anagrams and Sudokus to my purse.
Researchers claim the best way to stopping the phenomenon, sometimes known as earworms – where snippets of a catchy song inexplicably play like a broken record in your brain – is to solve some tricky anagrams.
This can force the intrusive music out of your working memory, they say, allowing it to be replaced with other more amenable thoughts.
But they also warn not to try anything too difficult as those irritating melodies may wiggle their way back into your consciousness.