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Psychology of Music: Earworms and Musical Memory

Dr Steph Acaster
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(237)
This class will discuss the experience of "stuck in your head" tunes and use psychology to understand where they come from and how to stop them.

Class experience

US Grade 11
Students will understand what musical features and situations tend to produce earworms.
Students will have an introductory understanding of working memory and the "Zeigarnik effect" and be able to use these theories to explain earworms.
Homework Offered
Optional recommended reading: https://cognitiontoday.com/musical-earworms-why-songs-stick-in-the-head-how-to-dispel-them/
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Star Educator
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(237)
I love to learn, and I am a big advocate of following your interests - even if they might not seem compatible at first glance!
My teaching philosophy is to encourage intellectual curiosity, motivation, and aspiration in students, whatever... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
50 min

Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
3-8 learners per class

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