Earworms may be annoying, but they are excellent memory aids, and can trigger calming emotions. Photo: Getty Images Earworms may be annoying, but they are excellent memory aids, and can trigger calming emotions. Photo: Getty Images
Earworms may be annoying, but they are excellent memory aids, and can trigger calming emotions. Photo: Getty Images
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How earworms, those annoying musical fragments that repeat in our heads, may trigger memories and calming emotions

  • Music is great for encoding and retrieving memories, a therapist says, rebuilding and strengthening pathways in the brain
  • Learning names or new faces or places could be paired with an individual music fragment

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Earworms may be annoying, but they are excellent memory aids, and can trigger calming emotions. Photo: Getty Images Earworms may be annoying, but they are excellent memory aids, and can trigger calming emotions. Photo: Getty Images
Earworms may be annoying, but they are excellent memory aids, and can trigger calming emotions. Photo: Getty Images
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