Amusia: Can You Follow This Beat?

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About 4% of the population is born with amusia, but it may also develop over time.

Can You Follow This Beat?

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Amusia is a disorder in the brain that makes it challenging to process music. 00:34

  2. Here's a test to see if you have amusia: 01:11

  3. Other species, aside from humans, are able to keep a beat. 02:12

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