It’s an Annoying Song (After All)

Not only is this a interesting look into one of Disney’s earliest rides, it taught me that the auditory cortex is the part of the brain where earworms get stuck.

There’s another venue where “It’s a Small World (After All)” is on continuous loop: the mind of anyone who hears it. The song is a common “earworm,” a piece of music that can easily get lodged in the auditory cortex, the part of the brain that retains audio information, identified by researchers at Dartmouth College in 2005.

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Posted on March 14, 2012, in Rhymes with Toaster. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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