Why do songs get stuck in our head, and how do we get them out?

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Have you ever been sitting at your desk, minding your own business, when out of nowhere a tune bubbles into your brain?

So what does science say about earworms? Where do they come? Is there any cure?

Read more: The weird workings of the brain and stuck song syndrome

On this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Matthew Agius looks at what earworms are and why they work their way into the sound system of our minds.

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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