Research Shows Replaying 'That Song' in Your Head is Good for Building Memory | How Virtual Live Music is Driving the Future of Music
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A new research suggested that the song stuck in an individual's head could be more than just a passing nuisance. It could, in fact, play a very important role when it comes to helping memories form.

Research on Music and Memory

Petr Janata, the co-author of a new study coming from the UC Davis, noted that scientists have long known that music actually helps evoke autobiographical memories.

These memories are among the new emotional experiences with music that a number of people cherish the most.

Janata then said that what has not yet been understood as of the moment is how those memories form in the first place, as well as how they actually become durable. It was also noted that merely hearing a bit of a song can even trigger vivid remembering.

Studies have even shown that music lessons can even help with the smartness of children.

Experiment on Memory Building with Music

According to an article by ABC, the new research reportedly found that the song stuck in an individual's head actually helps strengthen certain memories as they start to form.

It is the very first research that links earworms directly with music-evoked remembering.

The research had worked along with 25 up to 31 different people in each of the three experiments, which spanned over three different days that were spaced just weeks apart. Subjects would initially listen to an unfamiliar music, then a week later, they would listen to the same song again.

Music and Movies

The next time they listened to the music, they were paired with some likewise unfamiliar movie clips.In a certain instance, movies were also played without any music.

The research then asked the subjects, all of them UC Davis graduate students and undergraduates, to remember as much detail as they could as the music played.

The subjects were then quizzed regarding their recollection of the associated tunes, as well as how often they were able to experience every tune as an earworm. The more the tune reportedly played, the more accurate the memory turned out to be.

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Virtual Live Music Events

When it comes to building memories, live music events are definitely considered memories that are hard to forget. An article by Forbes stressed how virtual spaces are now driving the whole future of Live Music experiences.

With certain remarkable virtual experiences like Travis Scott's virtual concert in-game on "Fortnite," the future of virtual events could take a whole new turn.

The article by Forbes noted that while virtual performances technically won't replace live concerts, the music industry is now quickly learning that they are definitely here to stay.

It was also said that should artists and labels approach gamers authentically and creatively, they will be able to create for themselves a new form of monetization and engagement opportunity that would be widely accessible to people all across the globe.

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