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Singing: A Selective Deficit in the Retrieval of Musical Intervals


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Abstract: A case of dissociation between discrimination and retrieval of musical information in a patient with a lesion of the right hemisphere is described. This patient has lost the ability to correctly retrieve a musical interval when required to sing. This occurs in the presence of unimpaired interval discrimination and correct retrieval of temporal patterns and melodic contour (direction).