Musical Imagery How do ' ' earworms ' ' start ? Classifying the everyday circumstances of Involuntary

@inproceedings{Williamson2012MusicalIH,
  title={Musical Imagery How do ' ' earworms ' ' start ? Classifying the everyday circumstances of Involuntary},
  author={Victoria Williamson and Sagar Ramesh Jilka and Joshua Fry and Sebastian Finkel and Daniel M{\"u}llensiefen and Lauren Stewart},
  year={2012}
}
Involuntary Musical Imagery (INMI) or “earworms” describes the experience whereby a tune comes into the mind and repeats without conscious control. The present article uses an inductive, generative, grounded theory-based qualitative analysis to classify reports of everyday INMI circumstances, and creates graphical models that determine their relative frequency within two population samples; listeners to the BBC radio station 6 Music and an online survey. Within the two models, four abstract… CONTINUE READING