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No. A popular stereotype — the intelligentsia listens to “cultural”, classical music, and “smooth” boys from the area prefer Krug, AK-47 and “Thieves”. Of course, there is some truth in this, because almost every musician focuses on a certain audience. I recently read about the misconception that works by Mozart or Bach stimulate mental activity. In fact, there is no difference between the 9th Symphony and “Lada Sedan Eggplant”. Scientists believe that music stimulates intellectual activity if a person likes it. In other words, if you like the song, then the music will inspire you in your work.
Highly indirect. Once, during the time of hip idealism, it seemed to me that if a person likes the right, good music, then he is necessarily smart, and most importantly, good and highly moral. And in general, this is your own person. Then I became convinced that this was not true. It turned out that a person with excellent musical taste can be a complete scoundrel, a conformist and generally a byak. As for intellectual abilities, there are a lot of smart people in the world who are not interested in music at all. I would say that if a person has a good taste in music, this is an extra argument for him to be also smart and intelligent. But this rule doesn't work the other way around.
Sure. Abilities are affected by everything: food, emotional state, concentration, noise, fatigue, and so on
Studies, environments, books, and so on have a longer-lasting impact
I'm a programmer and I can't work with non-melodic music like rap, jazz and other garbage like American women's howls.
I have my own collections and my own customized channel in yandex radio.
Of course, you may disagree. In this case, write down whether you work at least six hours a day, for example, solving mathematical equations or something similar.
Music is a sound emotional story that evokes images, we are pleased when we join the rhythm and feel what will happen next. A kind of training session. You won't get any smarter, but your brain will.
Do your musical preferences affect your intellectual abilities?
This is a complex question of what influences what – preferences on abilities or vice versa; as well as what we should understand by intellectual abilities. One thing I can say is that listening to the works of Bach and Mozart mentioned here requires more tension of the convolutions than the conventional lada-sedan-eggplant due to their more complex structure. The same goes for the Ninth – try to follow the development of the main and side themes on Molto vivace for 10-12 minutes and hear the connection with the famous “Ode to Joy” that awaits us in the final. There's nothing you can do, it's arranged in such a way that the maze is more difficult than a room divided by a screen! This is one time. Secondly, going beyond the limits of musical practices accepted at a given time in a given place develops one's horizons. Whether this is considered a contribution to intellectual abilities is up to you.
To begin with, you can listen to music in different ways. If, for example, you listen to jazz, but not out of your own desire, but because of social pressure and conformism, and you don't understand a damn thing, then you can't even call it listening. Another thing is that if you have a keen interest in more complex music, if you can feel it and analyze it, then this indicates some kind of intellectual development.
And the more different music you listen to, the greater the range of styles you can perceive, the more versatile and inquisitive you are, and this is also a hint of intelligence.