Karen Barrett, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||550 16th. Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Northwestern University||Ph.D.||Music Cognition and Theory, Bienen School of Music||2015|
|Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University||M.Mus||Musicology||2009|
|Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University||M.Mus||Piano||2008|
|Wellesley College||B.A.||Music and Neuroscience||2006|
Karen Chan Barrett, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Charles Limb's lab at the Department of Otolaryngology, University of California San Francisco at Parnassus. She is investigating music perception in cochlear implant users, and, the neuroscience of musical creativity, particularly improvisation.
Prior to moving to San Francisco in Spring 2016, Dr. Barrett served as adjunct faculty at Peabody Institute of Music and Johns Hopkins University, teaching introductory seminars on music cognition to both graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Barrett received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Music Theory and Cognition in March 2015. At Northwestern, Dr. Barrett's dissertation used perceptual studies and neural studies to study attention to complex multivoiced music, taking place both in the Music Cognition Lab (under the mentorship of Richard Ashley) as well as the Auditory Neuroscience Lab (under the mentorship of Nina Kraus).
music and neural plasticity, musical talent, neuroscience of creativity and improvisation, data science
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