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May 21, 2009 7:01 AM Subscribe
Why don't I pay attention to lyrics?
posted by orville sash to science & nature (39 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I am a huge music fan, as well as being a musician. As long as I can remember I have had a serious infatuation with music, and I generally like to have it on during all waking hours. Which is why I am wondering - why don't I pay attention to lyrics? Unlike most music fans, I generally couldn't tell you the lyrics to a lot of my favorite songs. I even listen to a ton of hip-hop, but generally don't remember the lyrics (Enter the 36 Chambers excepted, as I've probably listened to that album more than any other album ever.)
1.) Is this a known phenomenon?
2.) Does it have to do with conditioning, or is this how my brain was wired?