A new study made by the BBMI (British Bureau of Music Interpretation) has just been released. This organization used its resources to make an International survey lasting 3 years. 17,000 people from 138 countries have been surveyed. They had to choose their 3 favorite music styles. Then, they passed an IQ test. Below, you can find the IQ average of the people according to the music they listen to. If you don’t want to take an IQ test, look below what music you listen to the most and you will find your approximate IQ.
|Children music / cartoons||104|
|Drum&Bass / Jungle||108|
|EDM / House / Trance||73|
|Hard-Techno / Dubstep||78|
|Minimal / Techno||85|
|Salsa / Tango||106|
According to the music and IQ study, people liking the same style of music usually have very similar IQs. We need to keep in mind there is usually a 5% error margin. That for example means if EDM is one of your favorite music styles, your IQ is between 69 and 77, if Korean songs are among your favorites between 72 and 80, classical music between 137 and 153…
Another interesting point of the study is that if you are not able to choose your favorites music styles, your IQ has 99% chance to be under 75. Now you know that when you ask someone what kind of music he likes and he answers you ‘any’, that means they are mentally deficient; so, don’t be too harsh with them.
Author: Ms. Carhena, Emmanuella.