Science List

A comprehensive list fo science articles researched and sorted by Dominika Fudala.
All essential elements in a growing body of knowledge for the Meeting architects of the future.
The MDI dream is to create a book project, translating the articles to practical knowledge for meeting design.

The Power of Music in Meetings

Music is an important and valuable element in meetings. At least that is what entertainment agencies try to tell us. Is this true or are they just selling entertainment and therefore nothing important?

Improving the quality of meetings using music

Abstract: Music's power in leadership and the development of trust has been both recognised and documented at least since the time of the Ancient Greeks. The potential impact of face-to-face meetings, as opposed to communication by other means – even aided by a battery of technological developments – is also widely accepted.

Sound Potential

The sense of hearing, known as audition, is a crucial aspect to consider when planning an event.
by Sean Kirkpatrick.

Powering meetings towards an effective experience and networking booster

Allan and Barbara Pease remind us that 80% of men can do only one thing at a time. So what about all those speakers showing slides, overloaded with text, while they keep on talking?

And the movie industry proves us that it is possible to keep an audience attention during 2 hours non-stop. So, what is their secret?

'Meeting effectiveness' is very much under attack today. How can we change meetings into an effective and motivating experience?  

League Of Rock :: Music-Based Team Building

 Music-Based Team Building

 Does Your Team Need To Be Tuned?

Jumpstart Creativity & Teamwork! Get a direct line to your staff while they are at play + at WORK with music-based team building corporate events, rewards + incentives programs.

Get your team truly connected by combining the universallanguage of music with the excitement of Rock‘N' Roll!

Marching To The Beat Of The Same Drummer Improves Teamwork

ScienceDaily  — Armies train by marching in step. Religions around the world incorporate many forms of singing and chanting into their rituals. Citizens sing the National Anthem before sporting events. Why do we participate in these various synchronized activities? A new study, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that when people engage in synchronous activity together, they become more likely to cooperate with other group members.

Popular Songs Can Cue Specific Memories, Psychology Research Shows

ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2009) — Whether the soundtrack of your youth was doo-wop or disco, new wave or Nirvana, psychology research at Kansas State University shows that even just thinking about a particular song can evoke vivid memories of the past.

Brain Hub That Links Music, Memory And Emotion Discovered

ScienceDaily  (Feb. 24, 2009) — We all know the feeling: a golden oldie comes blaring over the radio and suddenly we're transported back — to a memorable high-school dance, or to that perfect afternoon on the beach with friends. But what is it about music that can evoke such vivid memories?

The Arts and Quality of Life Research Center

Temple University

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the Journal Psychology of Music.

the journal Psychology of Music.

Copyright © 2009 by Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research

Totaly relaxing

If you think relaxation, or even napping at conference should be an accepted best practice, here is news for you.
With a little bit of AV (light and sound) you can now create the best relaxing environment in the world at your conference.
Add one hostess that gently wakes up individuals at the time they wish and the greatest relaxing service at conferences is now ready to welcome the stressed or tired.
A conference venue could even invest in a permanent relax room that with a simple switch of a button can be turned on or off.

The potential power of music in meetings

Music’s power has been both recognised and documented, certainly since the time of the Ancient Greeks. The power of face-to-face meetings, as opposed to communication by various other means - even aided by a battery of technological developments – is also widely accepted. 

Training with a beat

Brief generalizations on the book he wrote; Training with a beat: The Teaching Power of Music.

- Music establishes a positive environment
- Music aids memorization
- Music fosters creativity
- Music creates a metaphor for the task to be learned
- Music provides background ambiance
- Music assists with repeated tasks
- Music enhances reviews
- Music provides closure
- ...

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