Keyword: Sweden

Frequent attendance at cultural events associated with reduced cancer mortality

This research was conducted by Lars Olov Bygren and five others at Universities in Sweden, Norway and the USA.

Summary

This paper describes a long-term study looking at correlations between taking part in certain cultural activities and cancer mortality. In general, people in urban areas who frequently attended cultural events (cinemas …

By | 10 July 2017 |

Artists can enhance workplace creativity

This research was conducted by Alexander Styhre and Michael Eriksson at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary

This paper describes what happened during the Artists In Residence scheme, a project in Sweden that matched artists with business to work together for a 10 month period. The artists involved included musicians …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Choral singing has a soothing effect on heart rate

This research was conducted by Björn Vickhoff and eight others at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and five other organisations.

Summary

This paper describes a study that showed how group singing affected the heart rate of 15 healthy 18 year olds in Sweden. They all spent five minutes humming, five …

By | 21 May 2014 |

The arts may improve health, wellbeing and vitality

This research was conducted by Lars Olov Bygren and seven others at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and elsewhere

Summary

The paper reports the results of an experiment in which 101 people were randomly assigned to either engage in an arts experience or do nothing artistic at all. The types of …

By | 14 April 2014 |

People who frequently attend cultural events tend to live longer

This research was conducted by Lars Olov Bygren, Boinkum Benson Konlaan and Sven-Erik Johansson at the University of Umea, Sweden and the Swedish Central Bureau of Statistics

Summary

By looking at a survey of people over a 10 year period the researchers were able to assess the impact of cultural engagement …

By | 9 December 2013 |