Congenital amusia and academic performance among Colombian university students

Project: Research Project

Project Details


In the 1980s, according to the Kalmus studies, the prevalence of congenital amusia was approximately 5% of the world population (kalmus H et al, 1980). In 2017, a new prevalence estimate was made based on the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia (MBEA), with more stringent parameters. It was concluded to be 1.5%, i.e., less than previously indicated (Peretz el at, 2017). Despite Peretz's studies giving an idea of worldwide prevalence, local prevalence studies are needed, given the potential genetic variability that exists and multicultural abundance.
The literature reports that there is no cognitive deficit associated with congenital amusia. However, there are no studies that support complete normality in specific areas of learning such as mathematics and language skills that may affect academic performance. For that reason, it is interesting to define these types of skills in individuals with the condition so that they can be addressed with a specific approach from the time of diagnosis.


Congenital amusia, language, mathematics
Effective start/end date8/2/195/29/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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