Psyche Loui is a neuroscientist studying music and the brain. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Music from Duke University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she specialized in music perception and cognition. Her research was conducted jointly at Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, Auditory Perception Laboratory, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, where her thesis used the Bohlen-Pierce scale to investigate the human ability to musical structure.
Dr. Loui is currently an Instructor in Neurology at the Harvard Medical School. Her current research, conducted in the Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, mainly addresses the neural substrates of musical emotion and tone-deafness. Using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, her research aims to identify how the human brain is able to perceive, produce, and appreciate music.
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