On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

What is it about "earworms," those songs we just can't get out of our heads? You may not realize how repetitive musical pieces tend to be, but Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, a cognitive musical theorist, is not only aware of this fact but fascinated by it. In On Repeat, she delves into perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition, recognition, music, learning, and much more, with an engaging style that will inform and entertain the most seasoned musician as well as the interested layperson.