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Intelligence and Music: Lower Intelligent Quotient Is Associated With Higher Use of Music for Experiencing Strong Sensations

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Intelligence and Music : Lower Intelligent Quotient Is Associated With Higher Use of Music for Experiencing Strong Sensations. / Bonetti, Leonardo; Brattico, Elvira; Vuust, Peter; Kliuchko, Marina; Saarikallio, Suvi.

In: Empirical Studies of the Arts, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2021, p. 194-215.

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title = "Intelligence and Music: Lower Intelligent Quotient Is Associated With Higher Use of Music for Experiencing Strong Sensations",
abstract = "Intelligence is a key psychological feature associated to emotion and perception. Listening to music is often linked to emotional experience and sensation seeking (SS), traits that have been shown overall negatively correlated with intelligence. In a sample of 53 musicians and 54 non-musicians, we assessed the use of music for experiencing strong emotions through the Music in Mood Regulation (MMR) and the intelligence quotient (IQ) by using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III (WAIS-III). We found a negative correlation between the full IQ score and the use of music for SS in both musician and non-musician groups. Furthermore, the use of music for SS was negatively correlated with Verbal IQ in musicians, and with Performance IQ in non-musicians. Our findings indicate that less intelligent individuals make a higher use of music for experiencing strong sensations than more intelligent ones. Furthermore, this association is modulated by the individual musical expertise.",
keywords = "emotion, high sensation seeking, intelligence, Music in Mood Regulation (MMR), music usage, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)",
author = "Leonardo Bonetti and Elvira Brattico and Peter Vuust and Marina Kliuchko and Suvi Saarikallio",
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AU - Saarikallio, Suvi

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