What makes an earworm sticky?

Title of paper under discussion Dissecting an Earworm: Melodic Features and Song Popularity Predict Involuntary Musical Imagery Authors Kelly Jakubowski, Lauren Stewart, Sebastian Finkel, Daniel Müllensiefen Journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2017, Vol. 11, No. 2, 122–135 Link to original paper (open access) Overview Earworms – melodies that enter your head involuntarily …

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Schumann’s dystonia

Title of paper under discussion Robert Schumann’s Focal Dystonia Author Eckart Altenmüller Journal Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists (eds: Bogousslavsky J, Boller F) Front Neurol Neurosci. Basel, Karger, 2005, vol 19, pp 179–188 Link to original paper (open access) Overview A compelling retrospective diagnosis of the finger problems that saw composer Robert Schumann (1810 – …

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The brain of cellist Bernhard Cossmann

Title of paper under discussion Beitrag zur Lokalisation des musikalischen Talentes im Gehirn und am Schädel (Article on the localisation of musical talent in the brain and on the skull) Author Siegmund Auerbach Date of publication 1906 Journal Archives of Anatomy and Physiology, 1906:197–230 Link to original paper (open access) Overview This paper describes how the surface shape of …

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The pecking order of a string quartet

Title of paper under discussion Optimal feedback correction in string quartet synchronization Authors Alan M. Wing, Satoshi Endo, Adrian Bradbury and Dirk Vorberg Date of publication 06 April 2014 Journal Journal of the Royal Society Interface Link to original paper (open access) Overview This paper investigates the hierarchy of a string quartet. Members of a quartet were monitored during performances to …

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