Tunes stuck in your brain: The frequency and affective evaluation of involuntary musical imagery correlate with cortical structure as originally seen in Consciousness and Cognition They’ve done it! Scientists have discovered the most annoying part of your brain: the part that is responsible for getting a song stuck in your head! Drum roll, please! Here’s the transverse temporal gyrus aka Heschl’s gyrus, which is linked to auditory perception and voluntarily singing songs in your head. The research found that when this part of the brain is small, more songs get sung. However, musical geniuses have developed this area to make it extra large. And the other bit that is involved is the inferior frontal gyrus of the frontal lobe, which plays an inhibitory role and also helps to recall pitch. When this gets larger, the songs are more inhibited. So I’m wondering if those musical geniuses don’t get songs stuck in their heads. Which is kinda awful. The people that CAN stay of pitch don’t sing to themselves?! What a quiet world they must live in. Perhaps if their inner song is quieter, there is more room for creation of songs? Hmmm….