How To Deal With Earworms?

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Hello, I listened to a song a few days ago, but the song kept ringing in my head. How do I forget it, I’m confused. R n r nPlease answer 😭

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Hello,

When we listen to songs that are very pleasant or the material of songs that we don't like / are annoying sometimes the song is "left" in our minds. As if we are shadowed by the tone, the lyrics even the sound of musical instruments or backsounds from the background singer. This is called earworm or brainworm. Earworm or brainworm is the phenomenon of trapped pieces of music that are played repeatedly by our brain, even though the music is not played or played. The medical term for earworm is stuck song syndrome, musical imagery repetition or musical obsession.

Based on music psychology research, it was found that at least 93% of individuals reported having experienced this problem at least once or more a week. So it can be concluded that earworm is a phenomenon that is still very normal that occurs in everyone. However, if you listen to the song / think about it even though there is actually no one to install the song, then you need to contact a psychologist / psychiatrist. Because it can be a sign that someone has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

To stop a song that continues to spin in your head so that it disturbs your concentration, then you can stop it by:

Eat gum. Stimuli on the tongue, teeth and organs trigger the release of words that can reduce the work of the brain in forming musical memory and sound. Work such as reading prayers, poetry or singing songs that are completely different from what arises in our minds, can effectively reduce earworms. Focus on other things. Namely by for example reviewing courses in the morning yesterday, or with other thinking work. Listen to the song from beginning to end. In the earworm, the song that continues to spin is a piece or just one part, so try to listen to all the songs from the beginning until it is completely finished. So that we can convey, hopefully useful. Thanks.

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