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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.

Meeting? Take a walk!

For another good reason for walking and meeting: Also read the blog about 'The Freudian Walk'  .

Genetic Basis Of Musical Aptitude: Neurobiology Of Musicality Related To Intrinsic Attachment Behavior

 ScienceDaily (May 27, 2009) — Music is social communication between individuals -- humming of lullabies attach infant to parent and singing or playing music adds croup cohesion. The neurobiology of music perception and production is likely to be related to the pathways affecting intrinsic attachment behavior, suggests a recent Finnish study.

Scientists Discover Why A Low GI Meal Makes You Feel Full

ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2009) — Eating a meal with a low GI (glycaemic index) increases gut hormone production which leads to suppression of appetite and the feeling of fullness.

This is the finding of new research being presented at the annual Society for Endocrinology BES meeting in Harrogate.

Researchers from King’s College London studied the effects of a low versus high GI meal on levels of gut hormones. This is the first study to provide clues as to how a low GI meal produces satiety.

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.

Building sleep reserves for that coming conference?

Heavy conference ahead with early committee meetings and late night “networking” events? Try sleeping more than usual in the weeks prior to the conference.  Research by the American Sleep expert Tracy Rupp with 24 subjects makes her concludes that you can accumulate sleep for ‘use’ in periods of ‘scarcity’.Half of the test group had to be in bed 10 hours a night for a week and the other half 8 hours.

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