Discussion » Music » Music vs intelligence: Can music make you dumb

  • A.w
    A.w wrote:
    <p><img src="http://img.dl.e.weliveinchina.com/_tempimages/_outimages/536/319b651711df4e559b92221672ba6359.jpg" alt="alt text" /></p> <p>Virgil Griffith, the creator of WikiScanner and a grad student from CalTech did some research which studied the relationship between musical styles and bands and the SAT scores of the people who listened to them. He found that the smartest students listened to Beethoven (average SAT of 1371) and the students who rung in at the bottom of the SAT scores listened to Lil’ Wayne (average SAT of 889).</p> <p>Can listening to certain types of music make you dumb or smart? I’ll leave that for you to decide. </p> <p>Musicthatmakesyoudumb blog<a href="http://musicthatmakesyoudumb.virgil.gr/">link text</a></p>
  • Simen Wangberg

    I have so much to say. I have so little to say.

    No, I have one big thing to say: SAT scores are not really a good way to measure intelligence.

    And the Counting Crows suck.

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    buff!! Bacon, Hume and Stuart Mill are spinning in their graves....

    Facts don't speak by themselves, much less they correlate by themselves. They always need an interpreter and somebody who correlates them, 没有 objectivity in this process. For example, If I´m a racist, I´m gonna have interest in correlate: colour skin of singers with SAT scores, and conclude that listen the music of the whites makes you smart (btw, where is Justin Bieber in that list or the bitches from the Disney Club?)

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