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- n. Loss, through disease, of the ability to express musical sounds either vocally or in strumentally, to write musical notation (the power of ordinary writing being retained), or to appreciate musical sounds mentally. See tone-deafness.
- n. The inability to comprehend or respond to music.
- From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀμουσία (amousia, "without harmony"), from ἄμουσος (amousos, "without song"). The Muses were nine daughters of Zeus and the goddesses of arts and sciences. (Wiktionary)
“Loved this from the article: Ms. Barker has the condition amusia despite the fact that her parents own a store specializing in traditional Irish instruments.”
“Delves into amusia tone deafness, music therapy, musical hallucinations, imagined music, musically-induced seizures and more.”
“In a new study, researchers now report the first objective measurement of the brain deficit in congenital amusia.”
“Tone deafness -- or amusia – can be congenital, present from birth, or acquired following injury to the brain.”
“~ Brain changes associated with congenital amusia -- About four percent of the population has congenital amusia, a lifelong disability that prevents otherwise normal functioning individuals from developing basic musical skills.”
“The medical profession is still investigating the cause of amusia and it is possible that there is a genuine affliction that disables the ability to distinguish musical intonation, but in the vast majority of cases, even the most excruciating singer can be taught to sing in tune.”
“The opposite is true of the less than 1% of the population who suffer from amusia, or true tone deafness.”
“To bring this back around to the original point, any enforced political dystopia must be rooted in a kind of existential amusia, in which one has lost the ability to detect the rhythm, melody, and harmony of history.”
“Cheryl has lost all appeal she may have had with her complete amusia every week.”
“Using SSIRH one is able to explain why there are occurrences of isolated amusia or aphasia”
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