Bright Students Prefer Heavy Metal Stephen Fung March 23, 2007 Extras The usual stereotype of a little genius is a studious kid, head in books and listening to soft classical music. However, a team of researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, has released a study that shows that bright students — with ages ranging from 11 to 19 — are more likely to listen to Heavy Metal. The results, presented at the latest British Psychological Society conference, indicate that children and young adults with an above average IQ tend to take refuge into somehow violent music as an escape from the pressure generated by their heightened intellect. Gifted students who feel the pressure of their ability could be using Heavy Metal music to get rid of negative emotions. Source: The University Of Warwick Share This With The World!