100 words - Subconscious Lyrics Association (SLA)

Related to synchronicity is a theory postulated by my brother and myself, which Iíll call Subconscious Lyrics Association.
Say youíre in the zoo, admiring caged fauna. A song pops into your head, possibly one you havenít heard for ages. You hum the intro. When you get to the lyrics, you realize that itís Talking Headsí ďAnimalsĒ.
The SLA Theory claims that your brain subconsciously connects observed events to a songís lyrics. It then brings the songís music into your head and hey presto, the association is made.
Naturally, empirical research is required to verify this theory. Maybe itís just coincidence.

Posted by cronopio at 03:29 PM, March 27, 2002 | Comments (0)