Although they are not living beings, they are known as «ear worms» and they are the memories of the catchy songs that are repeated again and again on the inside of our heads. A recent study gives you the solution to get rid of so repetitive hassle: chewing gum.
Gangman Style of PSY, Play hard David Guetta, Payphone Maroon 5 or, simply, catchy songs used in advertisements with every intention, they have in common that they are commercial and contagious melodies whose fragments can generate memories ghosts after hearing them, inside your head.
How many times you've heard a song that has then been impossible to remove your head while you repetías her tiresome way throughout your entire day? During how long you've been humming it until you've finally been able to be aware of this?
The solution: chewing gum
A recent study published by the Center for the research of cognition, University of Reading, United Kingdom, evidences that the solution to such annoying problem is chewing gum. Apparently, chewing we use the same motor skills that we use to talk, mechanical movement that can reduce the formation of those irritating musical memories.
According to the authors of the research, It was from an anonymous Internet article, in which ensured that chewing cinnamon sticks could end with any catchy song that had clung to our head, that lead to the idea for the study.
Volunteers who were subjected to the test were told that they had to chew gum vigorously after hearing the catchy songs chosen for the study and, even in no case did the uncomfortable "ear worms" completely disappeare , the result was a strong reduction of musical memories, revealing it as the perfect choice for quieting the mind after listening to so contagious melodies.
Therefore, is Pitbull releasing a new album? There is no pain! Increase your dose of chewing gum and all in order. Myself right now is going to buy a pack of chewing gum, because while finding the songs links to this post, I mean..., you know. Eehhh sexy lady…