There's nothing worse than having an annoying SONG stuck in your head. Of course, that would never happen because of OUR show. But if it does, scientists have finally figured out a way to get you some peace.
--Dr. Ira Hyman is a music psychologist at Western Washington University. He just finished a study that found the best way to get a song out of your head is . . . solving a puzzle that's 'sort of' hard.
--When you have a song stuck in your head, it's actually because that song is dominating your working memory.
--When you force your brain to concentrate on something else, like a Sudoku puzzle or a video game, you can push the song out.
--But if you pick a puzzle or a game that's too easy or too hard, it won't engage your mind enough. So as long as it's sort of hard, it should work.