Steven Brown is the director of the NeuroArts Lab in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and associated with the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind and the LIVE Lab.
The lab is devoted to developing a holistic understanding of the neural, cognitive and evolutionary foundations of the arts, creativity, and aesthetics, including:
the dramatic arts
the visual arts
A unique evolutionary focus of the lab is a revival of comparative musicology studies, including an exploration of the geography and cultural evolution of world musical styles.
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