Andy’s Quick Hits (51): Earworms Improve Your Memory

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So earworms, those songs that get stuck in your head, do have a purpose, even if mildly annoying, according to some recent research.

The paper, “Spontaneous Mental Replay of Music Improves Memory for Incidentally Associated Event Knowledge,” was published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Co-authors are Janata and Benjamin Kubit, a postdoctoral…