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Karen Barrett, PHD

  • PHD
  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • University of California San Francisco
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I am a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Dr. Charles Limb. My current research interests are two fold: 1) Studying complex sound perception (e.g. music) in cochlear implant users and 2) studying the neuroscience of creativity, particularly improvisation. I am also a collegiate faculty member of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, co-teaching a class on Music and the Brain with Dr. Indre Viskontas.

Recent publications

  • Dance and music in "gangnam style": How dance observation affects meter perception

    • Lee K
    • Barrett K
    • Kim Y
    • et al.
  • Specialization among the specialized: Auditory brainstem function is tuned in to timbre

    • Strait D
    • Chan K
    • Ashley R
    • et al.

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California San Francisco

August 2016 - Present


University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Parnassus

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