I love it when science and medicine confirm something I've known most of my life! I hate to brag, but hey...this was a scientific study, and who am I to argue with scientists; especially when their conclusions serve to boost my ego a little? If you know (or are yourself) a drummer, this will make your day! As reported by Gary Cleland at the UK Daily Telegraph website:

Drummers are better known for their beats than their brain power, but research has suggested that they might actually be natural intellectuals.


Scientists who asked volunteers to keep time with a drumstick before taking intelligence tests discovered that those with the best sense of rhythm also scored highest in the mental assessments.

Gee, maybe this will cut down on the number of jokes about drummers. But then again, probably not. You can read the entire article at the link below.

(via 'Drummers are natural intellectuals' - Telegraph.)