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May 26th, 2010

Article – “Le ver d’oreille, ça fait rire les oiseaux!”

This article by Daniel Baril, published on May 25, 2010, in “Le Forum” discusses the earworm phenomenon, studied at BRAMS by Ph.D. student Andréane McNally Gagnon and Sylvie Hébert.

Article by Daniel Baril, published in Le Forum, on May 24, 2010. To read the article, available in French only, please click here.

Selected press review

“Song stuck in your head? You’ve got an earworm”, Diane Mapes, Msnbc.msn.com, June 5, 2010 (article not available anymore)

“Ca fait rire les oiseaux”. Dany Bouchard, Le journal de Montréal, 3 Juin 2010.

“Quand une chanson nous obsède”. Le Devoir, 3 juin 2010.

“Why do songs get stuck in our head”. The Vancouver Sun, June 1, 2010 (article not available anymore)

“Le phénomène du ver d’oreille”. Première Chaine, Radio Canada, Désautels, 28 mai 2010, 16h47 (interview not available anymore)

“Researcher look into ‘earworms'”. National Post, May 28,  2010  (article not available anymore)

“Can’t get you out of my head: Montreal researcher tries to crack the mystery of the earworm”. Ottawa Citizen, May 31, 2010  (article not available anymore)

“Researcher studies ‘earworms’ for insight into the brain”. Toronto Star, May 27, 2010.

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