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Publication Detail
Congenital amusia: all the songs sound the same.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Stewart L, Walsh V
  • Publication date:
    25/06/2002
  • Pagination:
    R420, R421
  • Journal:
    Curr Biol
  • Volume:
    12
  • Issue:
    12
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    England
  • Print ISSN:
    0960-9822
  • PII:
    S0960-9822(02)00913-2
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Auditory Diseases, Central, Brain, Humans, Music, Pitch Perception
Abstract
Recent evidence from individuals born with a profound musical impairment suggests that the ability to process pitch information is normally present from birth. This finding supports the idea that the perception and appreciation of music, both of which critically depend on pitch processing, have a biological basis in the brain.
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