Heavy metal a comfort for the bright child

Heavy metal a comfort for the bright child | Science News | Connected | Telegraph
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.

2 thoughts on “Heavy metal a comfort for the bright child”

  1. About time someone spoke out saying metal is actually a healthy music that can be used for kind of a therapy. My parents are against bands like all that remains, metallic, megadeth, black sabbath, led zeppelin, alice cooper, and korn. They think it’s harmful and evil but I’ve been trying to prove this exact point that it is the exact opposite of what people stereotype it as.

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