$199 for DJ Party Package from Scorpio Entertainment ($428 Value)

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In a Nutshell

DJs keep guests dancing and having fun at parties, armed with more than 15,000 songs, fog machines, bubble machines, and glow bracelets

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. The gift package is valid for any non-wedding & non-prom event occurring in 2014! Our only black-out dates are 7/4/14, 10/31/14, and 12/31/14. Offer valid in DC, VA, MD. Event must take place before 12/31/14, one voucher per booking. Event must be booked at least three weeks prior to event date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$199 for a DJ party package ($428 value)

  • Three hours of DJ services with a two-speaker setup and wireless mics
  • Music library with more than 15,000 tracks
  • Bubble or fog machine
  • Glow bracelets or Hawaiian leis for 100 guests
  • Delivery, setup, breakdown, and pre-event consultation<p>

Catchy Songs: How They Get Stuck in Your Head

Using MRIs, scientists have been able to pinpoint which parts of the brain a catchy song causes to “itch”—but there’s still no way to identify which elements of a song make it stick. Read on to learn more about why some songs just won’t leave your head.

You don’t need to be a neuroscientist to know that Rihanna is a master of mind control. The singer—or at least the producers and songwriters with whom she works—succeeds in part because her songs have a knack for burrowing into listeners’ heads whether they like it or not. But what is it about massive pop hits that appeals to the brain?

Knowing the precise answer to that question would put you in high demand, just like knowing which presidents were secretly left-handed. Consulting companies have attempted to assign “hit scores” to songs based on factors such as tempo, rhythm, and melodic structure, though there’s little data available on whether such algorithms have improved on record executives’ gut instincts. Radio stations often simply go straight to the public, asking survey respondents to rate songs based on 5- to 10-second recordings of each track’s hook without regard as to why the song works.

MRIs have shown which parts of the brain a catchy song causes to “itch,” although they can’t identify which elements of the song are responsible. Researcher and musician James Kellaris has conducted extensive surveys that suggest a few common qualities: repetition, simplicity of music and lyrics, and an element of the unexpected—such as an odd time signature or a note that suddenly soars above the rest—which may cause the brain to replay the song over and over in the attempt to reconcile the strange element with the sound it had been prepared to hear.

In his book Musicophilia, neuroscientist Oliver Sacks floats one hypothesis for why we got stuck with this feature of the human mind in the first place. Perhaps our brains are susceptible because it was advantageous for early humans to have bird calls, predators’ movements, and other important aural cues on involuntary repeat so that they could recognize them later—or even map their own location using their auditory surroundings instead of leaving a trail of animal bones everywhere.

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