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Why Do Our Brains Remember So Much Music?03:55

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It's probably happened to you: You're driving down the highway, listening to music, and suddenly a song comes on that you haven't heard in years. But without thinking, you can remember every single word.

This happened to Ashlie Stevens (@AshlieD_Stevens) of WFPL, which led her to wonder: How much music can our brains actually hold?

This segment aired on January 31, 2018.


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