In the Feb 20th Issue, New Scientist tackled some of the burning musicological questions, such as:
- What are the roots of music?
- Are animals naturally musical?
- Flexible scales and immutable octaves–what’s the deal?
- Singing in the brain – music can change the way you think
Alright, the last one wasn’t a question, but the scientifically-minded might enjoy some of these articles!
It might also be worth checking out Steven Mithen‘s book: The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body