Brains that are out of tune but in time.

@article{Hyde2004BrainsTA,
  title={Brains that are out of tune but in time.},
  author={Krista Hyde and Isabelle Peretz},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          356-60
        }
}
It is estimated that about 4% of the general population may have amusia (or tone deafness). Congenital amusia is a lifelong disability for processing music despite normal intellectual, memory, and language skills. Here we present evidence that the disorder stems from a deficit in fine-grained pitch perception. Amusic and control adults were presented with monotonic and isochronous sequences of five tones (i.e., constant pitch and intertone interval). They were required to detect when the fourth… CONTINUE READING
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