This has become an important topic especially under the Covid19 pandemic conditions.
Below is a public domain image (from LSDB's Anatomography project) of the hippocampus, which plays an important role in music appreciation.
For a decade (since 2007), this website has offered musings on contemporary society and its music by David G. Hebert, PhD. He is a sociomusicologist specializing in global music education who has held academic positions with universities on five continents. Dr. Hebert is now a tenured full Professor with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen. There he leads the Grieg Academy Music Education (GAME) research group and manages the multinational government-funded Nordic Network for Music Education, which organizes annual intensive Master courses and exchange of teachers and students across eight countries. He is also a Visiting Professor in Sweden with the Malmo Academy of Music (Lund University), and an Honorary Professor in China with the Education University of Hong Kong.
Professor Hebert's research applies an international-comparative perspective to issues of pluralism, identity, and cultural relevance in music education, as well as processes by which new music traditions emerge and change - both sonically and socially - as they are adopted into institutions. Born in the 1970s, he is among the most widely-published and globally-active music scholars of his generation (h-index:19; i10-index:27), with professional activities in an average of 8 countries per year across the past decade (2008-2020).
Recent Books: * Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools (2012, Springer), *Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology (2014, Lexington) * Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education (2016, Routledge) * International Perspectives on Translation, Education, and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies (2018, Springer), *Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age (2018, Cambridge Scholars),*Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe (2019, Routledge), *Teaching World Music in Higher Education (2020, Routledge), *Ethnomusicology and Cultural Diplomacy (2022, Rowman & Littlefield), *Shared Listenings: Methods for Transcultural Musicianship and Research (in press, 2023, Cambridge University Press), *Comparative and Decolonial Studies in Philosophy of Education (2023, Springer).
Articles in 35 different professional journals and chapters in 10 other books.
Full List of Publications: http://sociomusicology-icom.blogspot.no/
Keynote Speaker - Across recent years, Professor Hebert has had keynote speeches in Poland, Germany, Uzbekistan, China, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Tanzania, and Thailand, and chaired two sessions at ISA-Japan.