Neurology: That Stardust Malady

Music had small charm for Donald Morton. He could not read a note; he had difficulty recognizing tunes; he could not easily tell the sound of one instrument from another. He could not distinguish between an orchestral performance and organ music. Still, by the time he was 35, Morton had learned all too well that there was some music he could tolerate—and some he could not. Loud, fast songs—college marches, the 1812 Overture, New Orleans jazz, rock 'n' roll—went, in effect, in one ear and out the other. They left him unmoved....

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