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Scientists: hip-hop and rap are not listened to by the smartest people

Scientists have long tried to establish a connection betweenmusical preferences of man and his intellect. Many people think that smart people listen only to Bach and Mozart, and pop and rap are the favorite music of people who are simple and less educated. But is it?

To find out, scientists from the AmericanPsychological Association collected data from 467 high school students. Teenagers were asked what music they prefer to listen to, and also offered to create their own scale of musical preferences. After that, the students passed the test to determine the level of IQ.

What is the connection between rap and intelligence

It turned out that classics and jazz preferteenagers with high IQ. Rock lovers also performed well. But almost all the young fans of rap failed an intelligence test. In the process of research, scientists also attributed jazz lovers to "difficult" people - these are, as a rule, intellectuals who are not very athletic, but open to new experiences. Those who listen to rock, turned out to be more athletic, but fans of rap - optimists and extroverts. They see themselves as sporting, wealthy, beautiful and politically conservative. Do you agree? Share in the comments and in our Telegram-chat.

It is impossible to call a sample of 500 large, butIt allows you to make a general idea of ​​the relationship between the musical preferences of a person and his intellect. It is also worth noting that people listen to music in different ways: someone perceives it exclusively at the level of emotions, while others, for example, are keenly interested in its compositional device. Hence the connection between the type of thinking and genre preferences can flow.

However, the link between mental abilities andThere is music - this is the conclusion that scientists from Canada have come to earlier. According to their observations, high school students who are engaged in a music school, achieve the best results in the natural sciences, mathematics and foreign languages. This is facilitated by learning discipline and coordination of movements.

But on the creative background music,on the contrary, it has a negative effect. In the case of familiar music, people's creative abilities weakened depending on what mood the music conveyed and whether they liked it. Researchers believe that this result was due to the fact that music violates the verbal working memory.

Read also - How background music affects creativity

Should children include classical music

Another misconception that is associated with music,concerns children. Marketers are already here: for example, Baby Einstein, a company that makes DVDs, videos and other products for kids, earns a fortune by speculating with classical music, art and poetry among naive moms. Parents buy her products, believing that Mozart is favorable for the development of the child. This idea became so popular that it got the name “Mozart effect”. In fact, there is no scientific reason to listen to Mozart or other classical music in order to wise up. Of course, Mozart will not harm you, enjoy, but make no mistake.