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Incessant Holiday Music's Impact on Our Mental Health

There you have it. Listening to the same holiday music over and over again can literally drive you crazy, according to science.

The sights and sounds of the holidays are here — and they're completely inescapable. No matter where you go, it seems like the same classic songs are played on repeat.
But the incessant repetition can have a psychological impact. There's a U-shaped relationship between how often we hear a song and how much we like it, what's known as the mere exposure effect.
At first, holiday music may spark nostalgia and get you in the holiday spirit. But hearing "Jingle Bells" for the millionth time can lead to annoyance, boredom, and even distress, researchers say. That's because the brain becomes oversaturated, triggering a negative response.

Read more on the Business Insider.

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