Characterization of deficits in pitch perception underlying 'tone deafness'.

  title={Characterization of deficits in pitch perception underlying 'tone deafness'.},
  author={Jessica M. Foxton and Jennifer Louise Dean and Rosemary Gee and Isabelle Peretz and Timothy D. Griffiths},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={127 Pt 4},
Congenital amusia is a disorder characterized by life-long, selective deficits in the perception of music. This study examined pitch-perception abilities in a group of 10 adults with this disorder. Tests were administered that assessed fine-grained pitch perception by determining thresholds both for the detection of continuous and segmented pitch changes, and for the recognition of pitch direction. Tests were also administered that assessed the perception of more complex pitch patterns, using… CONTINUE READING
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