In 2015, I was awarded my doctoral degree at Nottingham Trent University supervised by Professor Mark D. Griffiths with my PhD thesis:

“Exploring Game Transfer Phenomena: A multimodal research approach for investigating video games’ effects”.

Today, I have the pleasure to see how my research approach is starting to inspire new generations.

I’m delighted to introduce Julio Llamas Alonso, who I’m supervising for his PhD about Game Transfer Phenomena in collaboration with Professor Lia Kvavilashvili at the Department of Psychology and Sports Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.

Julio will take advantage of his expertise in neuroscience to investigate the neurophysiological and cognitive mechanisms of GTP.

Julio’s previously published papers have examined cognitive processes in video game players.

He is a passionate gamer and have a podcast about video games.

Welcome to the GTP team, Julio!

Julio C. Llamas Alonso

My name is Julio Llamas Alonso. I have a degree in Psychology and a Master’s in behavioural science focused on Neuroscience. Currently, I am a PhD student in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire under the supervision of Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari and Professor Lia Kvavilashvili.

My interests in research are cognitive science, and neuroscience using EEG as a neurophysiological technique. My studies have been focused on video game players and how certain video games affect different cognitive processes such as working memory, multitasking and inhibitory responses, and more recently how these processes can be involved in involuntary memories in video game players who have experienced Game Transfer Phenomena.

I consider myself a video game enthusiast, I play all kinds of videogames being RPGs and FPS my favourite genres, my favourite games are Chrono Trigger, Cuphead, Valkyrie Profile, Halo ODST, The legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and the Professor Layton series.

I am also the founder and active member of the WFG Podcast where my colleagues and I discuss about video games.