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The present study introduces a novel tool -- The Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Musical Abilities (MBEMA) on tablet -- for assessing musical abilities in 4 to 6-year-old children. The battery contains three tests: melody discrimination, rhythm discrimination and memory recognition of unfamiliar tonal melodies. Each test comprises two examples fo...
Developmental dyslexia and congenital amusia are two specific neurodevelopmental disorders that affect reading and music perception, respectively. Similarities at perceptual, cognitive, and anatomical levels raise the possibility that a common factor is at play in their emergence, albeit in different domains. However, little consideration has been...
This study investigated whether there is a co-occurrence between developmental dyslexia and congenital amusia in adults. First, a database of online musical tests on 18,000 participants was analysed. Self-reported dyslexic participants performed significantly lower on melodic skills than matched controls, suggesting a possible link between reading...