Earworms. Brainworms. They’re those catchy little bits of music that get stuck in one’s head and repeat over and over. Steve Silberman interviews Dr. Sacks about them in the October issue of Wired. A longer version of the piece is available online.
Find yourself wondering what he was listening to in the cover photo? Perhaps it was something on Dr. Sacks’ iPod playlist. Wired has the annotated list and his selections are available on iTunes.