Amusia Results in Abnormal Brain Activity following Inappropriate Intonation during Speech Comprehension

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Cunmei Jiang; Jeff P Hamm; Vanessa K Lim; Ian J Kirk; Xuhai Chen; Yufang Yang;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3407197, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041411
  • Subject: Sensory Perception | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Linguistics | Research Article | Biology | Auditory System | Neuroscience | Medicine | Experimental Psychology | Q | R | Neurolinguistics | Psychology | Cognitive Neurology | Speech | Science | Sensory Systems | Cognitive Neuroscience | Neurology

Pitch processing is a critical ability on which humans' tonal musical experience depends, and which is also of paramount importance for decoding prosody in speech. Congenital amusia refers to deficits in the ability to properly process musical pitch, and recent evidence... View more
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