Investigating The Anatomy Of The Musical Earworm

Week­end Edi­tion Sun­day guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Ira Hyman, a pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy at West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, about his new study. He inves­ti­gated “ear­worms,” songs that get stuck in your head, and why they lodge them­selves in our brains.”

Hear the report or read the tran­script at NPR.org.

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