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How to Compose Earworms and Fetal Music with Dr. Vicky Williamson

Vicky Williamson Composer Quest BBC

Music Psychologist Victoria Williamson is an expert on earworms – songs that stick in our heads. In this episode of Composer Quest, she reveals her findings on what makes a melody sticky. Vicky also answers my other pressing music psychology questions:

  • Why do babies have an innate sense of rhythm?
  • Why did Clive Wearing, a severe amnesiac, retain his ability to perform music?
  • When did humans start playing instruments?

Also in this episode, you’ll get to hear the sound of the world’s oldest instrument, and a never-before-released Charlie song. Enjoy!

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Check out Vicky’s music psychology blog at musicpsychology.co.uk. and follow her on twitter.

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