Don’t play it again, Sam

Don’t play it again, Sam

Lybi Ma

Do songs resonate relentlessly in your head? Don’t blame the deejay: A new University of Cincinnati study suggests a mental sound track may indicate slightly neurotic tendencies. James Kellaris, Ph.D., had 559 people complete personality surveys and asked if they suffered from this phenomenon. He found that participants were more likely to repeat the first song heard playing on morning radio or the last one heard in the car. Kellaris doesn’t have the solution, but he advises singing the entire song or engaging in a distracting activity.

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