I'm a UK-born scientist currently living in the US. I'm generally interested in just about all aspects of human perception, memory, and cognition, but my current research focusses on auditory short-term memory (example). I primarily do psychophysics.
I currently work for Yale School of Medicine. Before that, I worked in the BU Auditory Neuroscience Lab as a postdoc under the supervision of Barbara Shinn-Cunnigham. Before moving to Boston, I worked as a postdoc for Katharina von Kriegstein at the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, where I completely failed to learn any German. I was a PhD student at the University of York, UK, under the supervision of Peter Bailey. I also briefly visited the University of Minnesota in the winter (!) of 2011/12 to work with Andrew Oxenham and Christophe Micheyl.
Why 'cracked bassoon'?
The name comes from an amusing description of iterated rippled noise, originally (I believe) appearing in a seminal PET study by Griffiths and colleagues. I don't have an example of a 'cracked' bassoon, but you can try comparing this example of IRN with this intact bassoon, and decide for yourself whether the description sounds like an accurate one.