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Animal Crossing: Expanding the horizons of my daily life

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set in an aesthetically engaging biotic environment of multisensory abundance.  Join me as I describe my indulgences in Animal Crossing, which have resulted in Game Transfer Phenomena permeating my everyday life. Hello hello! Animal Crossing just got me! Since I started playing the game, I […]

Make your voice heard! COVID-19 & video games

Contribute to the science of video games. Participate in our studies. The aim of these studies is to understand people’s responses to the exposure to digital media to inform and demystify spontaneous sensory perceptions, cognition and behaviours experienced after playing video games, so-called Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP). The coronavirus outbreak […]

Game Transfer Phenomena Webinar hosted by GECON

I was recently interviewed by Dr Flavio Escribano from GECON.es (in Spanish).  It was a rewarding discussion, on the overview of Game Transfer Phenomena and on envisioning the potential that applying the GTP framework can have for learning using video games. GECON.es event announcement.

Participate: Study on sports & simulation video games

What is the study about? This survey is part of a series of studies to understand people’s responses to the exposure to digital media to inform and demystify Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP). The coronavirus outbreak has imposed new rules on people’s lives. A large number of the world’s population is […]

About Author

Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari

I am a licensed psychologist and postdoctoral researcher in psychology with master’s degrees in Mental Health and Child and Youth Studies. The goal of my research is understanding the interaction between human beings and technology with the goal of maximising benefits and overcome challenges. Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive technologies has been my professional passion since undergraduate school when I conducted one of the first studies on Internet pathological use in 2000. In 2010, I coined the term Game Transfer Phenomenon (GTP) carving a multidisciplinary area of research to understand the effects of video games. My research projects are characterised by innovation and impact beyond academia. I have been awarded prices and research grants, including the prestigious European scientific Marie Curie postdoctoral grant. I am a prolific author of academic and popular science articles and poetry and expert speaker. My research has been featured worldwide in books about everything from video games, evolution of the senses and a science fiction book; reports (Lloyds emerging risk report (2018); POSTnote by the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2012); newspapers (e.g., Die Zeit, 2017; The Telegraph – Science, 2016; Washington Post, 2016; El Reforma 2016; Boston Globe, 2014;  The International Herald Tribune, 2011); magazines New Scientist, 2011);  TV (e.g., BBC news, 2015; an episode of the American series “CSI: Cyber”, 2016; Radio programs (e.g., BBC Digital Human, 2016; BBC – Click, 2011,