author={Isabelle Peretz and Nathalie Gosselin and Barbara Tillmann and Lola L. Cuddy and Benoiit Gagnon and Chris Trimmer and S. Paquette and Bernard Bouchard},
  journal={Music Perception},
RECENTLY, WE POINTED OUT THAT A SMALL number of individuals fail to acquire basic musical abilities, and that these deficiencies might have neuronal and genetic underpinnings. Such a musical disorder is now termed "congenital amusia," an umbrella term for lifelong musical disabilities that cannot be attributed to mental retardation, deafness, or lack of exposure. Congenital amusia is a condition that is estimated to affect 4% of the general population. Despite this relatively high prevalence… 

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