Repetition and recency increases involuntary musical imagery of previously unfamiliar songs

Byron, Timothy P. and Fowles, Lucinda C. (2015) Repetition and recency increases involuntary musical imagery of previously unfamiliar songs. Psychology of Music, 43 3: 375-389. doi:10.1177/0305735613511506


Author Byron, Timothy P.
Fowles, Lucinda C.
Title Repetition and recency increases involuntary musical imagery of previously unfamiliar songs
Journal name Psychology of Music   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-3087
0305-7356
Publication date 2015-05
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0305735613511506
Open Access Status
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 375
End page 389
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We investigated the effect of repetition, recency, and levels of processing on the induction of involuntary musical imagery of previously unfamiliar songs. In an experimental session where participants heard an unfamiliar song, we manipulated song familiarity (participants heard the song either two or six times) and levels of processing (participants either had to answer general questions about the song or questions about how the song related to their life), followed by 3 days of probe-caught experience sampling. In a sample of 36 participants, we found that involuntary musical imagery induced by stimulus songs occurred more often when songs were more familiar, and more often during the earlier part of the experience sampling period. However, levels of processing did not affect rates of involuntary musical imagery.
Keyword earworms
involuntary memory
involuntary musical imagery
levels of processing
music cognition
probe-caught experience sampling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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