Study Reveals Surgeons Perform Better While Listening To AC/DC

It looks like hard rock music can actually help surgeons perform better. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Heidelberg University in Germany, doctors were able to increase their speed and precision by listening to AC/DC during operations.

Surgeons listening to AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and “T.N.T.” took about 97 seconds off their cutting time. They also increased their accuracy by about 5%. Heidelberg’s Cui Yang said the following about the findings [via The Sun]:

“Our results show that both soft rock and hard rock can enhance surgical performance.

For hard rock music, the positive effect was especially noticeable when the music was played in high volume.

It is possible that music with high rhythmicity could provide a tempo to keep up the speed of the performance and thus enhance task performance.”

The same study also showed that surgeons were able to stitch wounds about 50% faster while listening to The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be.” However, those tacks worked better at a lower volume.

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