Thursday, 7 June 2012

Music as "legal drug"

On BBC R4 John Wilson discovers why many people call music sport's "legal drug". In some research studies, it's been shown as increasing performance by 20 per cent while reducing an athlete's perception of effort by 10 per cent. Music blocks out fatigue-related symptoms such as the burning lungs, the beating heart and the lactic acid in the muscles enabling athletes to train harder and longer. 

If it really works (poor methodology and placebo effects are worries) should it not be banned?

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