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The Influence of Mindful Music Experience and Body Movement on Creative Productivity

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


The purpose of this study was to examine how perceptions of music and body movement respectively influence creative productivity, compared to a traditional learning situation. The main hypothesis was that there is a significant difference in creative output (ideational fluency) for people who listen to music or engage in physical body movement compared to passive listeners (traditional classroom or conference setting). The result gave no indication of any effect of music or physical movement on ideational fluency compared to the control group. In the aftermath, we realized that we used specialists as a control, which probably obscured the result.


@inproceedings{Koping Olsson3160,
author = {Bengt K{\"o}ping Olsson},
title = {The Influence of Mindful Music Experience and Body Movement on Creative Productivity},
editor = {Erik Backman, PhD},
month = {December},
year = {2013},
url = {}