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amusia

 [a-mu´ze-ah]
loss of ability to produce (motor amusia) or to recognize (sensory amusia) musical sounds.

a·mu·si·a

(ă-mū'zē-ă),
A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to produce or recognize music.
[G. a- priv. + mousa, music]

amusia

/amu·sia/ (ah-mu´ze-ah) a form of auditory agnosia in which the patient has lost the ability to recognize or produce music.

amusia

[ə·myo̅o̅′zē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, amousia, want of harmony
an inability to recognize the significance of sounds, manifested as loss of the ability to recognize or produce music.

amusia

The preferred term for the inability to distinguish among different musical notes, making it impossible to sing or play a musical instrument; tone deafness.

Amusia
Sensory amusia—The external input is defective, due to either:
• Inability to read musical notation (musical alexia, music blindness, musical blindness, note blindness, receptive amusia); or
• Inability to interpret musical sounds (a condition for which the term tone deafness is most appropriate).
 
Motor amusia—The internal component or ability to generate music is defective, divided into:
• Vocal amusia; and
• Instrumental amusia.

amusia

Neurology Inability to recognize or produce music. See Tone-deafness.

a·mu·sia

(ā-mū'zē-ă)
A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to produce or recognize music.
[G. a- priv. + mousa, music]
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This data lends weight to the hypothesis according to which amusia could be due to insufficient communication between the auditory cortex and the frontal cortex.
Amusia thus stems from impaired neural processing from the very first steps of sound processing in the auditory nervous system.
The second flaw is that many studies imply an explicit causality between amusia and dyslexia on the basis of results that are themselves merely statistical correlations.