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Tone Deaf? Science Can Probably Give You Perfect Pitch



If you’re one of the many people in this world who can’t distinguish between musical notes or carry a tune to save your life, get excited -– science may have found a way to make you a musical genius. With just a little bit of neural tweaking in adulthood, researchers say they can fix the part of your brain that makes understanding music so tough.

Although it’s long been established that you can only get “absolute” or “perfect pitch,” the ability to correctly identify the pitch of a sound without a reference point, early in life, scientists are now experimenting with some brain-changing drugs that might be able to flip that switch for people as adults. We’re not saying that having perfect pitch automatically makes you a musical genius, but we are saying that Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mozart all have (or had) it, so draw your own conclusions. Read more…

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