Music and the Brain Why do certain melodies stick in your head? And why does hearing "Stairway to Heaven" remind you of your high school dance? Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about the way music affects your brain.

Guests:

Petr Janata
* Research assistant professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Mark Jude Tramo
* Musician
* Director, The Institute for Music and the Brain
* Neurologist and neuroscientist, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.

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Why do certain melodies stick in your head? And why does hearing "Stairway to Heaven" remind you of your high school dance? Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about the way music affects your brain.

Guests:

Petr Janata
* Research assistant professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Mark Jude Tramo
* Musician
* Director, The Institute for Music and the Brain
* Neurologist and neuroscientist, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.