Mozart may improve detection during colonoscopies

October 31, 2011

The research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology adds to a theory called the Mozart Effect, the longstanding observation that listening to music can lead to a short-term improvement on some mental tasks.

Some experts attribute the performance boost to a more positive mood or increased alertness. Others say complex music triggers a response in the brain that makes it better equipped to tackle an additional task.

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