I for long had this thought in my head , wanted to test it and here i find this article…
Metalheads are smarter than other people (definitely not all).
And the reasons are…
Quoted: “Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research.”
The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are devotees of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and their musical descendants.
Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent “metalheads” are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders.
Stuart Cadwallader, a psychologist at the University of Warwick, will present the findings at the British Psychological Society conference in York today.