Music and IQ

Samuel Vriezen sqv at xs4all.nl.getridofthisone
Wed Sep 27 13:08:39 EST 2000


On Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:48:32 +0200, Hans-Georg Michna
<hans-georgNoEmailPlease at michna.com> wrote:

>Hercules01 at webtv.net (Robert Calvert) wrote:
>
>>I sometimes wonder if there's a correlation between IQ score and
>>preferences for certain kinds of music. As politically incorrect as it
>>may sound, I strongly suspect that this is the case. When I think of
>>"intelligent" music, the first thing that comes to my mind is John
>>Denver. :-)
>
>Robert,
>
>yes, musical ability and IQ are correlated. The current main
>hypothesis is that making music is a method to advertize a
>well-working brain, hence musical activity is most intense in
>young adult age.
>
>Music (and a sports car) is for humans what the tail is for the
>peacock.
>

But why are we so interested in late styles of composers?

--
Samuel

A prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by the guitarist, Lord Baden Powell

- Chr. J. van Geel






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