Sunday, March 25, 2007

LINK BETWEEN HEAVY METAL MUSIC & INTELLIGENCE


Warwick University researchers have found a link between heavy metal music and intelligence. It seems that children with high IQ’s often feel isolated and seek solace in listening to heavy metal bands like Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath. One researcher said that talented pupils appreciate hard rock as it’s quite a challenging form. So there we go.

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8 comments:

Sheila said...

Me, I'd be more apt to link drug use with heavy metal. But what do I know.
Interesting.

Naomi said...

Yes it is interesting Sheila. In the past people always used to associate classical music with high IQ's and intelligence. Heavy metal is definitely the other end of the spectrum!

Bill said...

With all the heavy metal Ozzy has been performing do you think he is ready for Mensa? :-)

Naomi said...

Definitely Bill! Thanks for stopping by.

Christine said...

Heavy metal isn't the other end of the spectrum - it's possibly the most classically influenced genre of popular music!

Naomi said...

I've actually heard a few other people say that too Christine. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

Sean said...

i believe this is very true, metal was formed fro mclassical music so there a connection there. most of the metalheads i know are very intelligent people, studing subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology.

Reynir said...

Yep, I was looking at the history of metal the other day and it was indeed formed out of a certain kind of classical music.

And the influences continue to this day, in BOTH directions in fact.

So definately not opposite ends of the spectrum, at least not music-wise =)