Q. Is there really such a thing as an ear worm?
It’s annoying. It’s hard to get rid of, and almost everyone has had at least one. (I know, ewww).
The generally accepted scientific term is Involuntary Musical Imagery. But what the heck, we like ear worm. It’s a loose translation of the German word ohrwurm, meaning catchy tune. It’s when you get a song stuck in your head. It’s usually, one section of music you find yourself humming over and over. So relax, ear worms are harmless. But psychological and neurological studies may show a link between ear worms and an individual’s level of neurosis.