Ever had a song that played repetitively in your head? Typically, having a song stuck in your head, called an earworm by many, is a complete nightmare. However, scientists have determined a way to get rid of these pesky snippets– solve an anagram or read a novel. Both of these things will help remove unwanted songs from your working memory so that you have room for more complicated tasks.
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It’s important that you do not choose an anagram that is too tricky as it will facilitate the return of the earworm back to your subconscious. For anyone who is not willing to carry a book of anagrams with them, a simple novel could be all that you need to successfully get rid of the plague of music going on between your ears.Featured photo credit: MILAN - DECEMBER 04: Singer Lady Gaga during the first concert via Shutterstock