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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

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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Outro aspecto que vem sendo estudado por neuroimagem e a amusia, que consiste na dificuldade parcial ou total de perceber os sons melodicos ou ritmicos, devido a disfuncao do processamento neuronal da musica [14].
This would suggest that in spite of it not being possible to place these deficiencies in a diagnostic entity of amusia, it is plausible to consider them a general alteration in musical cognition, analogous to the neuropsychological deficiencies frequently found in patients with TLE in terms of language or memory, (18-20) which are not necessarily qualified as clearly distinguishable aphasia or amnesia.
If you're in the 96% who don't have amusia then you probably have latent music skills you didn't know you have.
render these folks unable to tell different musical notes apart or to recognize a tune as common as "Happy Birthday." 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).
* The scientist Charles Darwin is among a number of famous people who suffered from amusia
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).
Amusia. Esta enfermedad consiste en la incapacidad de reconocer una melodia especifica o las reglas generales de una estructura melodica.
Patients can listen to music but think 'what is that sound?'" 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.