Dr Lauren Stewart, professor at University College London, is running an online experiment that tries to identify people suffering from congenital amusia, or tone deafness.
Dr. Stewart explains:
“People with this condition are literally tone deaf – not in the sense of being unable to sing in tune – but in the sense that they cannot recognise familiar tunes or tell two tunes apart. They often find listening to music unpleasant – for instance one lady described Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto as ‘banging that would be best avoided’.”
Online test takes about 10 mins, and is located here. Give it a try!
The press release…