Mozart can be music to your rears

Two experienced proceduralists were randomly assigned to perform screening colonoscopies where music was played or not played.

“Both endoscopists had higher adenoma detection rates listening to music when compared with their baseline rates,” said lead researcher Dr Catherine O’Shea, from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, in a statement ahead of the American College of Gastroenterology annual scientific meeting.

One doctor had a detection rate of 66% listening to Mozart and 30% without Mozart, compared to his baseline rate of just 21%. The second one also increased his detection rate, although it was slightly higher without Mozart.

The point is that being involved in a study where Mozart was played improved polyp detection, the researchers reportedly said.

They linked their study to the “Mozart effect”, a series of experiments finding that listening to Mozart’s music results in significant