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Durham University



Publication details for Dr Kelly Jakubowski

Williamson, V.J. & Jakubowski, K. (2014). Earworms. In Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences. Thompson, W.F. Los Angeles: Sage.

Author(s) from Durham


An earworm is a fragment of music that comes to mind involuntarily and repeats at least once, on a loop, without conscious effort. The cause of an earworm may or may not be known, but the initiation of the earworm episode ...