Katherine Love: Music and the Brain
Prior to stepping into the piano business, Katherine was a research psychologist. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from The Ohio State University, and she taught psychology courses at Chestnut Hill College and Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University).
As a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and the Boston Veterans Hospital in Jamaica Plains, MA, Katherine conducted neurolinguistic (neuropsychological) research. She used a ‘deficit model’ to understand both normal language processing as well as how language is disrupted by brain damage. More specifically, Katherine worked with patients who had brain damage from stroke resulting in certain types of language deficits. She administered production and comprehension tests and analyzed the errors that were made on these tests to better understand how normal language processing works as well as to better understand how language breaks down. Katherine also conducted research in speech perception. In this line of investigation, Katherine examined the types of phonological information used by listeners to parse continuous speech.
Since the fall of 2014, Katherine has worked alongside Mark Love to operate (and open) their Steinway Piano Galleries in Charlotte, NC Greensboro, NC and most recently, Greenville, SC. When not at the gallery, Katherine enjoys working in her ever-expanding garden and baking as well as spending time with her children and family.