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A Cure for "Earworms"

Posted at 10:11 AM on June 17, 2008 by Gillian Martin

I find brain science absolutely fascinating. You know when you get a song stuck in your head, and it won't go away? Well, actually, it's getting stuck in your auditory cortex.

According to Wired.com, a solution exists. Find that and a couple of other tidbits about the brain on music here. (Though frankly, I'm skeptical about tidbit #1--even European music hasn't always used this tuning system, and other cultures around the world have very different tuning systems.)