MIAMI – In a hospital far, far away, patients in need of undergoing a gastrointestinal endoscopy were recruited between June and August 2015.
About 100 recruits were part of a study that concluded the music from the Star Wars soundtrack made the procedure more effective. The bizarre study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
"The soundtracks from such movies often contain uplifting musical tracks associated with glory, success and large-scale victory," the scientists wrote.
The Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee approved the music therapy research, after five scientists argued it was relevant in an era where stressful clinical environments prevail.
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