Embracing pseudo-hallucinatory phenomena induced by playing video games

Bright and fast-moving particles of colours that appear and disappear with booming sounds like fireworks easily captivate our senses. Video game playing does not only enhance our senses and cognition while playing but also after playing. When closing our eyes, at every blink of the eyes or even with open […]

Game Transfer Phenomena in a scholarly book about senses

“A lively and unconventional exploration of our senses, how they work, what is revealed when they don’t, and how they connect us to the world”. Our Senses: An Immersive Experience by Robert DeSalle, Yale University Press. DeSalle’s book is deep-dive into the evolution of our senses, very much recommended! I’m […]

Finding common ground in the research on Game Transfer Phenomena

Playing video games as a novel visuomotor activity has been used in experimental studies by Stickgold et al. (2000) [1], Wamsley et al. (2010) [2] and Kusse, et al. (2012)[3] to understand the continuity between awake and sleep experiences, memory consolidation and learning. These studies have focused on investigating “hypnagogic […]

Study on Game Transfer Phenomena & Augmented Reality:

“A fire truck was coming down the street, and there was a Pokémon spawned [appeared] in the street. I thought… ‘I hope the fire truck doesn’t hit the Meowth [Pokémon]’. And then I realized what a strange thought that was.” My study on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) in Pokémon Go […]

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