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Go fill out the questionaire.
I only posted about that because I had to respond to myself over a defeat of similar scale the week before, regarding a math puzzle about probability that I hadn't fully understood until then. Which only came up because another NPR-related program, Car Talk, used the same puzzle.
This week, NPR again tries to steal my thunder by broadcasting a 15-minute report on ear worms. Turns out, there is actual scholarly research being done, so I suggest to everyone that they go participate. Visit The Earwormery to find out about the research and fill out the questionaire. You can even keep an earworm diary to help even more.
I don't know if they're working on a cure - I don't think there's a real cure to be had in the long run - but this is a unique area of research that I think is probably a lot more important than we realize. If we can discover why our brain involuntarily subjects itself to music, we will understand some important stuff, I think.