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Music for dummkopfs? What your musical tastes say about your IQ.

In a startlingly unscientific but highly amusing piece of research, US student Virgil Griffith has correlated Facebook entries with SAT scores in an attempt to establish whether musical taste is a predictor of intelligence (or vice-versa). And the results? Well, if you’re a fan of Beethoven, or the classier end of indie, chances are you’re smart. And if you like L’il Wayne or Beyonce (or jazz, heh heh) you’re probably not the sharpest tool in the box.


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  1. Monfri #

    Bleh. I know a poser who likes Korean rap and listens to Mozart. He proudly broadcasts his musical preference to the world via MSN Messenger “Show What I’m Listening to” feature.

    On the other hand, I have a friend who went to the nationals in Reach for the Top (Jeopardy-like game)…he only listens to classical music and opera.

    True, I look around in the streets and see so many idiots who dress like “gangsters” while listening to rap (more like broadcasting because they put the volume to the max!).

    I guess there is some truth to it. I like heavy metal and jazz, and I’m a moron.

    March 25, 2009

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