He spent a significant amount of time correlating the collective musical tastes of certain colleges and universities with their students’ average SAT scores.
His result shows that there are particular types of music favoured by people with lower SAT scores and a different type of music preferred by people with higher SAT scores. Virgil Griffith believes this is not a coincidence, and that certain music is made for smarter minds.
Virgil Griffith has been undergoing his research for the past 5 years and releasing new charts on and off with new music stars using new data.
His latest chart to be released shows that people who listen to songs by Beyonce, T.I, Lil Wayne, Hip Hop, Justin Timberlake and a host of others often get the lowest test scores while people who listen to Eminem, Kayne West, Alternate Rock, U2, Norah Jones and more often get average test scores. His graph shows that the highest test scores are often gotten by people who listen to Beethoven.
Take a look at the chart to see where your favorite artistes fall in line.
Do you agree that some types of music make people dumb?
Virgil Griffith also has a study that shows which books make you dumb, and The Holy Bible is listed as one of them. You can check that out here.