The Nature and Nurture of Congenital Amusia: A Twin Case Study

Key finding from my perspective as an amusic: "This twin case study highlights that congenital amusia is not due to insufficient exposure to music in childhood. The exposure to music of the twin pair was as comparable as it can be for two individuals. Yet, one twin has amusia, while the other does not."

Practical implication for amusics: you can stop blaming your parents for not playing enough music in the house when you were little. I will be apologizing to my mum for all those times I tried to make her feel guilty for my lacking of musical talent.

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