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The iPod of the Brain

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The iPod of the Brain

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The iPod of the Brain

The iPod of the Brain

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Researchers at Dartmouth College find the "iPod of the brain." They've learned that the brain's auditory cortex, the part that handles information from our ears, holds on to musical memories. So even when that perky pop song isn't on the radio, you still hear it in your head.