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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.

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?

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. 

Seeing is not remembering, it turns out

People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember even the simplest details of an experience, according to psychologists. This finding, which has been named 'attribute amnesia,' indicates that memory is far more selective than previously thought.

Crowdsourcing with mobile apps brings 'big data' to psychological research

A fast-paced game app where players pretend they are baggage screening officers operating airport x-ray scanners has provided researchers with billions of pieces of data in record time, according to an article published by the American Psychological Association.

Brain Needs 3D to Remember Faces

ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2010) — In our dynamic 3-D world, we can encounter a familiar face from any angle and still recognize that face with ease, even if the person has, for example, changed his hair style. This is because our brain has used the 2-D snapshots perceived by our eyes (like a camera) to build and store a 3-D mental representation of the face, which is resilient to such changes.

Tactile Sensations Influence Social Judgements and Decisions

ScienceDaily (June 25, 2010) — Psychologists report in the journal Science that interpersonal interactions can be shaped, profoundly yet unconsciously, by the physical attributes of incidental objects: Resumes reviewed on a heavy clipboard are judged to be more substantive, while a negotiator seated in a soft chair is less likely to drive a hard bargain.

Must Electronic Gadgets Disrupt our Face-to-Face Conversations?

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EXCERPT:

Over the last century, advances in technology
have massively expanded our choice of
ways to connect to each other. Nevertheless
our original means of communicating –
talking face to face – persists as the most
immediate, natural, and universal means we
have of communicating. Conversing face
to face, we have at our disposal not only the
full richness of our spoken language, but
also a nonverbal vocabulary that includes

Impact of Laptops on Meetings

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ABSTRACT
We have conducted a study of meetings to gain an understanding
of how conversation is affected by computer use.
We videotaped five workplace meetings, noting the disruptions
that occurred, and recording people’s disengagements
when they performed tasks with paper or with laptops. We
saw evidence that people preferred these disengagements
not to exceed 10 seconds. When tasks were performed on
laptops, disengagements were more likely to exceed this

Juggling increases brain power

The volunteers were taught to juggle with three balls
Complex tasks such as juggling produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, according to scientists at Oxford University.
In the journal, Nature Neuroscience, the scientists say they saw a 5% increase in white matter - the cabling network of the brain.
The people who took part in the study were trained for six weeks and had brain scans before and after.
Long term it could aid treatments for diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Diffusion MRI

Meetings in Organisations: Do They Contribute to Stakeholder Value and Personal Meaning?

Meetings in Organisations: Do They Contribute to Stakeholder Value and Personal Meaning?

Submitted for publication Do not quote without permission Ib Ravn Learning Lab Denmark The Danish University of EducationTuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark www.lld.dpu.dk, - email-Tel: (45) 28 95 95 01 Fax: (45) 88 88 99 22v. 0.7.1, May 30, 2006 Meetings in Organisations: Do They Contribute to Stakeholder Value and Personal Meaning?

first-ever psychological study of the power of live

FaceTime, the newly launched marketing body for the live events industry has unveiled the findings from the industry’s first-ever psychological study of the power of live. Using new research techniques, the findings explain how live events work and reveal the unique attributes of going face-to-face with customers as part of a sales and marketing strategy.

How Music 'Moves' Us: Listeners' Brains Second-Guess the Composer

 ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2010) — Have you ever accidentally pulled your headphone socket out while listening to music? What happens when the music stops? Psychologists believe that our brains continuously predict what is going to happen next in a piece of music. So, when the music stops, your brain may still have expectations about what should happen next.

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