Here is a quick exercise:
1. Try to think of what song you have listened to in:
a. The last hour
b. This morning
2. Describe any sensations that were associated with these songs. (Go ahead and rack your brain, it won’t hurt ya)
3. When you have remembered a song, then post the song so it can be heard by others i.e posting a myspace/youtube link.
4. See if anybody felt the same sensations as you and strike up a convo!
Bubblegum by Aleesia
<a href=”http://www.myspace.com/aleesiamusic"> http://www.myspace.com/aleesiamusic</a><br />
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head that you could not get rid of? You hummed it, sang it (most likely the wrong lyrics) and tapped your foot to the beat, all throughout your busy day. Well there is a lot more going on in your brain than you think. As you listened to that song your ‘Hippocampus’ formulated the memory of what was happening at the exact moment you heard that song. All the sensations you felt (i.e what interacted with your five senses) were stored into what’s called your ‘cerebral cortex.’
Quickly, think of a song that meant a lot to you. How did it make you feel? Did it leave a taste in your mouth, even though your mouth was absent of food? Did you feel goose bumps, even when you are not cold or tense? This is the theory in which I am most interested. I am trying to find if there are any links that are unbeknownst to psychological research that tie in factors like BPM, rhythm, syllables and language.
Take for example the song: Bubblegum by Aleesia. Why do you think it’s so popular?
It’s upbeat and repetitive. The key word, bubblegum, is mentioned 34 times in the entire song. With this many opportunities for you to create sensory links while listening the chances are very great that you will repeat some action that you completed at the same time as hearing the key word.
This is going to really help me to determine if potential disassociated factors such as rhythm, bpm etc. are truly a factor in memory recognition.