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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.

Pretty woman, dumb man…

Johan Karremans couldn’t remember his own address when an attractive lady asked him at the end of a conversation. This Dutch psychologist had been so busy trying to impress her that his cognitive abilities were temporary exhausted. He decided to investigate this more closely and discovered man can’t think optimally after a conversation with a woman. The prettier the woman, the stronger the effect. With women this effect did not appear.

Show me your FB page and I will tell you how smart you are

(Science Daily) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's (BGU) Social Networks Security Research Group in its Department of Information Systems Engineering has developed a novel method to predict how well or badly a student will perform in an academic course.


Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people--at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

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!

Culturally diverse attendance and learning in conferences

After reading Vanneste's wonderful book, Meeting Architecture: a manifesto, I have been wondering whether the industry architects design the content of a conference keeping the multicultural audience in mind. To be more specific, I wonder what and when any conceptual tools are used to achieve the conference's learning objectives.

Speaker Holger Nauheimer

 A speaker and consultant on Change in Complex Environments

Emotions, Learning and Education

Summary Report from an OECD-CER Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark

As there are 34 000 classified emotions, the question arises as to how are teachers supposed to recognize and deal with the emotional states of their students, when most of the time the students don’t even know what they are feeling themselves.....
Is it possible to develop a coherent framework for dealing with emotions that does not produce confusion?

Global Change Journey training courses

 Global Change Journey training courses: A fresh view on change in organizations

We all know that 60-80% of all change projects fail. It is time to change how we see change.

The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)

The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is a scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychology. One of the main ways that SESP furthers this goal is by holding an annual meeting in October of each year. In 2009, the SESP Conference will be held in Portland, Maine, on October 15-17.
SESP also publishes two research journals: the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Social Psychological and Personality Science. All SESP members receive online access to these journals as part of their annual dues.

Forming, storming, norming and performing

The Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing is a model of group development, first proposed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965, who maintained that these phases are all necessary and inevitable in order for the team to grow, to face up to challenges, to tackle problems, to find solutions, to plan work, and to deliver results. This model has become the basis for subsequent models.

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Scientists Map Brain Pathway for Vocal Learning

ScienceDaily  — Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified neurons in the songbird brain that convey the auditory feedback needed to learn a song.

Their research lays the foundation for improving human speech, for example, in people whose auditory nerves are damaged and who must learn to speak without the benefit of hearing their own voices.

Delegates five senses

Every event organiser is looking for something to Wow their guests and B[EYE]T offer a truly innovative and inspirational dining experience… An innovative way to communicate, A unique way to present, And a fantastic way to enjoy. The table, an icon of communication and enjoyment, becomes a stage for penetrative communication. A medium with unlimited possibilities: storytelling using atmospheric images and powerful brand communication, but also sounds, live performances and special effects in which the guests become part of the experience.

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