MOSI are running an experiment to try and work out what makes certain music so catchy using the power of neuroscience! Hooked On Music is a game anyone can get involved with to help scientists work out why some songs get stuck in our heads.
Erinma Ochu, citizen scientist-in-residence at MOSI, muses on the neuroscience behind the joys of listening to music:
“So, MOSI have launched a music experiment that people can get involved in to help scientists figure out what makes music memorable: www.hookedonmusic.org.uk. Played as a game over several rounds, players get to recognise songs by singing out loud (or in their head if they’re shy) and identify the catchiest bit in pop songs from the 50s to the 90s and the present day.