tone deafness

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Synonyms for tone deafness

an inability to distinguish differences in pitch


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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].
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.
Amusia often--but curiously, not always--results in inept singing.
This work, published in May in the journal Brain, adds invaluable information to our understanding of amusia and, more generally, of the "musical brain," in other words the cerebral networks involved in the processing of music.
Sugerem tambem que as amusias (um tipo de agnosia auditiva, na qual a pessoa nao e capaz de reconhecer melodias) geralmente ocorrem associadas as afasias (que se tratam das inabilidades na fala) (Andrade, 2004).
Amusia due to rhythm agnosia in a musician with LHD: a nonauditory supramodal defect.
The scientist Charles Darwin is among a number of famous people who suffered from amusia
Quienes padecen amusia no son capaces de detectar una melodia fuera de tono, ni de reconocer melodias sin letra o de mantener una tonada en mente, incluso cuando la acaban de escuchar.
Se han documentado multiples casos de amusia adquirida o congenita, en los que no se encuentra ningun tipo de alteracion en el lenguaje, y casos de personas afasicas en las que no hay alteraciones musicales (6,7).
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.
Second, the discussions of amusia, musical hallucinations, changes in awareness of music as a consequence of brain injury, and the descriptions of localisation in the brain of different functions, are especially helpful for RMTs who work with people who have acquired or congenital brain impairment.
And critics agree that Musicophilia is a fine addition to Sacks's oeuvre, even though it differs somewhat from his previous works: instead of focusing exclusively on other people's disorders, Sacks, an amateur pianist, indulges in some self-examination (one reviewer sees a link with his autobiographical Uncle Tungsten), including his own fleeting experience with amusia, a disorder that causes music to sound like sheer clatter.
Fuga canonica: en torno de la figura desdichada de Julio Quevedo Arvelo, Ilamado El Chapin y otras notas sobre la musica y la amusia, Medellin: Fondo Editorial Universidad EAFIT, 2002.