"Out-of-pitch" but still "in-time". An auditory psychophysical study in congenital amusic adults.

@article{Hyde2003OutofpitchBS,
  title={"Out-of-pitch" but still "in-time". An auditory psychophysical study in congenital amusic adults.},
  author={Kristal L Hyde and Isabelle Peretz},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={999},
  pages={173-6}
}
Congenital amusia is a lifelong disability, commonly known as tone deafness, that prevents afflicted individuals from developing basic musical skills despite normal audiometry and above-average intellectual, memory, and language skills. Although it is estimated that 4% of the general population would be born with such a musical handicap, the underlying cause is presently unknown. Recently, we proposed that this disorder could be traced to a deficit in pitch perception on the basis of a single… CONTINUE READING

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