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What is Amusia?
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Last edited: Monday, September 07, 2009
Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009

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We've all heard of tone-deafness, but it doesn't mean what you might think.

The condition known as amusia has been getting a lot of buzz in certain scientific circles, but what is this condition?

Amusia, commonly known as "tone-deafness," is a disability that affects one's ability to process music normally, despite otherwise normality in language, memory, and intelligence. When most people hear the term "tone-deafness" they immediately think it means the inability to sing well. It is important to remember that amusia is an internal problem with pitch perception, not vocal ability.

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