amusia


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amusia

(eɪˈmjuːzɪə)
n
the inability to distinguish differences in musical pitch; tone deafness
[C21: from a-1 + music]
aˈmusic adj
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It intro duces music savants and people lacking all musical ability, a condition called amusia.
This result indicates that it's pitch, not timing, that lies at the heart of severe musical ineptitude, sometimes referred to as amusia.
A small but uncertain percentage of people have trouble recognizing melodies or playing music, a condition some researchers call dysmusia or amusia and liken to the reading disability dyslexia (SN: 11/25/00, p.
There is a musical disorder that affects music skills, amusia, which can be acquired (caused by brain damage) or congenital.
For instance, some people might seem to dislike music because they have trouble perceiving it, a condition called amusia.
Some of those tune-challenged crooners have tone deafness, a condition called amusia, which afflicts about 4 percent of the population.
Amusia are disorders which show inability of rhythm production.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Congenital amusia is a disorder characterized by impaired musical skills, which can extend to an inability to recognize very familiar tunes.
The scientist Charles Darwin is among a number of famous people who suffered from amusia
Another area of study is tone deafness - "why people get thrown out of the school choir," said Prof Griffiths, who is the leading UK expert on amusia, of the medical loss of musical ability.