Sunday, October 22, 2006

Tone deafness linked to right frontal brain area

The current issue of the Brain science journal presents the results of a study into tone deafness (congenital amusia) using MRI. The results pinpoint the right frontal area of the brain's white matter as the area that is different between normal hearing people and those with tone deafness.

The work was performed by researchers from the Université de Montréal, the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Newcastle University Medical School.

Press release on Eurekalert is here.

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