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Brains out of tune

Is lack of musical ability simply the result of failure to practise? Probably not, if new investigations are anything to go by. They show that a disorder akin to dyslexia affects the processing of pitch.

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Figure 1: “I only know two tunes.

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Münte, T. Brains out of tune. Nature 415, 589–590 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/415589a

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