Publications

Barrett KC, Ashley R, Strait DL, Skoe E, Limb CJ and Kraus N. Multi-Voiced Music Bypasses Attentional Limitations in the BrainFront. Neurosci. (2021) 15:588914. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.588914

Chan Barrett, K., Limb, C. J., 2020. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and the Neural Correlates of Artistic Creative Production. In: Runco, M., Pritzker, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1., Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 526-533.

Barrett KC, Chatterjee M, Caldwell MT, Deroche MLD, Jiradejvong P, Kulkarni AM, Limb CJ. Perception of Child-Directed Versus Adult-Directed Emotional Speech in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users. Ear Hear. 2020 Mar 06. PMID: 32149924.

Barrett KC, Barrett F, Jiradejvong P, Rankin SK, Landau A, Limb CJ. Classical creativity: A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) investigation of pianist and improviser Gabriela Montero. Neuroimage. 2019 Dec 30; 116496. PMID: 31899286.

Chari DA, Barrett KC, Patel AD, Colgrove TR, Jiradejvong P, Jacobs LY, Limb CJ. Impact of Auditory-Motor Musical Training on Melodic Pattern Recognition in Cochlear Implant Users. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Dec 16. PMID: 31851065.

Deroche MLD, Lu HP, Kulkarni AM, Caldwell M, Barrett KC, Peng SC, Limb CJ, Lin YS, Chatterjee M.  (2019). “A tonal-language benefit for pitch in normally-hearing and cochlear-implanted children.” Scientific Reports.  9(1):109. PMID: 30643156.

Jiam NT, Gilbert M, Cooke D, Jiradejvong P, Barrett K, Caldwell M, Limb CJ. (2018) “Association Between Flat-Panel Computed Tomographic Imaging-Guided Place-Pitch Mapping and Speech and Pitch Perception in Cochlear Implant Users.”  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. PMID: 30477013.

Barrett, Karen Chan, & Charles J. Limb (2018) “Unveiling artistic minds: case studies in creativity.Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences. 27: 84-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2018.09.005

Lee KM, Barrett KC, Kim Y, Lim Y, Lee K (2015) “Dance and Music in “Gangnam Style”: How Dance Observation Affects Meter Perception.” PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134725. doi:10.1371 journal.pone.0134725

Chan Barrett, Karen, Richard Ashley, Dana Strait, and Nina Kraus.  “Art and science: how musical training shapes the brain,” Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience 4:713. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00713

Strait, Dana, Karen Chan, Richard Ashley, and Nina Kraus. “Specialization among the specialized: auditory brainstem function is tuned into timbre,” Cortex 48, no. 3 (2012): 360-62.

Invited Talks, Outreach Presentations, & News Stories

Barrett, Karen Chan “Neural Imaging and Artistic Creativity: The Neuroscience of Improvisation.” Invited talk for Music and Mind Initiative with Renee Fleming.  The Juilliard School. New York City, New York.  February 18, 2020.

Barrett, Karen Chan.  “Going with the Flow.” Radio Interview with BBC Radio3 Music Matters hosted by Kate Molleson. February 17, 2020.

Barrett, Karen Chan.  “fMRI and the Creative Brain.” Invited talk for Neuroscape Meeting of Adam Gazzaley’s Lab. Sandler Neurosciences Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, August 18, 2019.

Chan Barrett, Karen. “The Neuroscience of Musical Creativity.” Invited talk for Concepts of Creativity graduate class (Professor Meredith Tromble).  San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, April 8, 2019.

Chan Barrett, Karen. “Musical Counterpoint: Attention and Perception.” Invited Talk for the Music and Mind undergraduate class (Professor Fernando Benadon).  American University, Washington, DC, March 31, 2014.

Chan Barrett, Karen. “Perception of Multi-voiced Music.”  Talk for the Wellesley College Neuroscience Department.  Wellesley, MA, November 21, 2013.

Chan Barrett, Karen. “Musical Counterpoint: Attention and Perception.”  Talk for the Wellesley College Music Department., Wellesley, MA, November 20, 2013.

Chan Barrett, Karen. “Musical Counterpoint: Attention and Perception.”  Invited talk for the D.M.A. Musicology Colloquium.  Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University.  Baltimore, MD, October 9, 2012.

Chan, Karen. “Musical Counterpoint: Attention and Perception.”  Invited talk for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Workshop on Music Cognition and Perception.  University of Chicago. Chicago, IL, May 23, 2012.

Chan, Karen. “Practice Makes Perfect: the Effect of Musical Training on Music Perception and Neural Encoding of Sound.”  Presentation for Illinois State Day, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota.  Northwestern University.  Evanston, IL, April 30, 2011.

Conference Presentations

Barrett, Karen Chan, Sammy Wegent, Anthony Veneziale, Lauren Jacobs, Patpong Jiradejvong, and   Charles J. Limb. “Your Brain on Comedy: Neural Activity Associated with Verbal Improvisation in Professional Comedic Improvisers.” Virtual Poster Talk at Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC) Annual Meeting.  Virtual Conference. October 22-23, 2020.

Barrett, Karen Chan, Patpong Jiradejvong, Lauren Jacobs, & Charles J. Limb. “The Developing Creative Brain: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Musical Improvisation in School-Aged Children.” Poster at Association for Research in Otolaryngology 43rd Annual MidWinter Meeting. San Jose, California. January 25-29, 2020.

Purnell, Stephanie, Patpong Jiradejvong, Karen Chan Barrett, & Charles J. Limb. “Impact of Synchronized Automatic Gain Controls on Perception of Stereo Spatialization in BIlateral Cochlear Implant Users.”Poster at Association for Research in Otolaryngology 43rd Annual MidWinter Meeting. San Jose, California. January 25-29, 2020.

Barrett, Karen Chan & Charles J. Limb. “Neural Imaging and the Creative Process.” Oral Presentation as part of the Symposium: “The Artistic Brain: A Neuroscience Approach to the Study of Creativity and the Arts” at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.  August 8-11, 2019.

Chari, Divya A., Charles J. Limb, Karen Chan Barrett, Anirrudh Patel, Thomas Colgrove, Patpong Jiradejvong, Lauren Jacobs. “Impact of Auditory-Motor Musical Training on Melodic Pattern Recognition in Cochlear Implant Users.” Oral presentation at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM) – American Neurotology Society. Austin, TX. May 2-4,. 2019.

Barrett, Karen Chan, Patpong Jiradejvong, Lauren Jacobs, & Charles J. Limb.  “The Developing Creative Brain: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Investigation of Musical Improvisation in School-Aged Children.”  Poster at Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity Conference.  San Francisco, CA.  March 22, 2019.

Barrett, Karen Chan, Meredith Caldwell, Patpong Jiradejvong, Aditya Kulkarni, Monita Chatterjee, & Charles J. Limb.  “Voice Emotion Recognition to Child-Directed and Adult-Directed Speech in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users.”  Poster at Association for Research in Otolaryngology 41st Annual Midwinter Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  February 9-14, 2018.

Barrett, Karen Chan, Meredith Caldwell, and Charles J. Limb. “The Impact of Individualized Piano Instruction on Sound Perception and Music Enjoyment in Cochlear Implant Users.” Podium talk at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, San Diego, California, July 31-August 3, 2017.

Barrett, Karen Chan, Dana Strait, Erika Skoe, Nina Kraus, and Richard Ashley.  “Neural Indices of Attention to Multi-voiced Music.” Poster at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, August 1-6, 2015.

Lee, Kyun Myun, Barrett, Karen Chan, Kim, Yeohnwha, Lim, Yoeun, and Kyogu lee.  “Cross-modal effects of watching dance on sound perception.” Poster at Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, August 1-6, 2015.

Chan, Karen, Benjamin Duane, and Richard Ashley.  “From Theory to Practice to Perception: How Musical Structure Directs Attention When Listening to Baroque Polyphony.” Poster at the Society for Music Theory Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 1, 2013.

Chan, Karen, Dana Strait, Richard Ashley, and Nina Kraus.  “Tuned In To Timbre: Evidence for a Developmental Time Scale for Auditory Brainstem Specialization in Musicians.” Poster at the Neurosciences and Music IV Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 9-12, 2011.

Chan, Karen. “Differences between Counterpoint, Cacophony, and the Cocktail Party Effect: Neural Indices of Selective Attention to Musical and Non-Musical Streams.”  Progress Report presentation at Cognitive Science Festival.  Northwestern University.  Evanston, IL, May 12, 2011.

Chan, Karen, Benjamin Duane, and Richard Ashley.  “The Effect of Metrical and Tonal Stability on Attention When Listening to Baroque Imitative Counterpoint.”  Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory Conference.  Colorado Springs, CO, April 15-16, 2011.

Chan, Karen, Benjamin Duane, and Richard Ashley.  “The Effect of Metrical and Tonal Stability on Attention When Listening to Baroque Imitative Counterpoint.” Presentation at the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis Conference. Santa Barbara, California, April 8-10, 2011.

Chan, Karen.  “Practice Makes Perfect: the Effect of Musical Training on Music Perception.” Presentation to the Northwestern University Cognitive Science Society.  Northwestern University.  Evanston, IL, November 1, 2010.

Chan, Karen,  Benjamin Duane, and Richard Ashley.  “Effects of Musical Training on Auditory Attention: Implications from Imitative Counterpoint Perception.” Poster at the 11th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition. Seattle, Washington, August 23-27, 2010.

Master’s Thesis

Ravel’s Miroirs: A Hybrid of Neoclassicism and Impressionism, advised by Richard Giarusso at Peabody Institute of Music.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

Chopin’s Only Self-Quotation: The Piano Concerto Op. 21 and Posthumous C#-minor Nocturne Lento con gran espressione, advised by Charles Fisk and Lois Shapiro

See my ResearchGate Page for full-text of articles and more information.

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