Amusia is associated with deficits in spatial processing

@article{Douglas2007AmusiaIA,
  title={Amusia is associated with deficits in spatial processing},
  author={K. Douglas and D. Bilkey},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={915-921}
}
Amusia (commonly referred to as tone-deafness) is a difficulty in discriminating pitch changes in melodies that affects around 4% of the human population. Amusia cannot be explained as a simple sensory impairment. Here we show that amusia is strongly related to a deficit in spatial processing in adults. Compared to two matched control groups (musicians and non-musicians), participants in the amusic group were significantly impaired on a visually presented mental rotation task. Amusic subjects… Expand
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