Study: Being Tone-Deaf May Affect Your Social Skills

If you can’t carry a tune in a bucket science says you may also lack certain social skills. Researchers from three U.K. universities had 24 participants judge the emotion expressed only through a voice recording. Compared to a control group, the study’s 13 tone-deaf participants were less accurate at correctly identifying the emotions in the audio clips. The finding suggests that limited understanding of vocal emotions in tone-deaf people is related to impaired pitch, amplitude, duration, and intensity processing. Researcher and psychologist Lauren Stewart says that about four percent of the population is tone-deaf, which is a significant number of people. (Daily Mail