What is Amusia?
edited: Monday, September 07, 2009
By Victoria Rl
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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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