Guess which music makes you smart and which makes you dumb. A CalTech grad student, Virgil Griffith, did a study comparing SAT scores to music tastes. The highest-scoring people loved Beethoven (average SAT scores of 1371), and the lowest-scoring (SAT score of 889) loved Lil Wayne. Bands like Radiohead, Counting Crow, and Sufjan Stevens came in next for the high-scoring camp.
Of course, a study like this only proves correlation, not causation. Lil Wayne might not make you dumb —- you might listen to him because you're already dumb. My guess is that it has more to do with environment than intelligence.
See the chart after the jump.
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