tone deafness

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Synonyms for tone deafness

an inability to distinguish differences in pitch


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"Modelo de Cognicion musical y amusia", en: Neurologia, 28 (3): 179-186.
A producao do canto tem sido estudada pela alteracao da sua estrutura melodica, pela harmonizacao, pela amusia e persistencia do canto e da musicalidade em pacientes com afasia de Broca [1].
Congenital amusia: A group study of adults afflicted with a music specific disorder.
This model has been developed based on the study of causes of cerebral injury (due to apoplexy, surgical clipping of cerebral aneurysm, and resection of epileptogenic tissue), according to the principle of double dissociation, and a series of specially-designed tasks has been developed for the diagnosis of amusia, grouped together in the MBEA.
Congenital amusia is commonly known as tone deafness but affects music memory and recognition and the ability to tap in time to music as well as pitch issues.
"Fools at Musick", Thomas willis on congenital amusia. Chapter 10, p 151-172, in: Neurology of Music, edited by Frank Clifford-rose, Imperial College Press, London, 2010.
For instance, some people might seem to dislike music because they have trouble perceiving it, a condition called amusia. Or maybe some people simply answered the questions inaccurately.
Some of those tune-challenged crooners have tone deafness, a condition called amusia, which afflicts about 4 percent of the population.
Someone cannot listen to music which called congenital amusia. 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.
There have been very few documented cases of amusia, the congenital inability to identify or duplicate musical tones.
Che Guevara suffered from amusia! Not to mention Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Nabokov, Ulysses S Grant, and Margaret Drabble.