–Gamasutra featured blog– 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 […]
Game transfer Phenomena after playing Pokémon video games
“When playing Pokémon, I would suddenly run into long grass hoping to find some rare animals there” Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) have been reported in over 400 unique titles. These include both old and modern video games. I think we will hear GTP experiences from gamers playing Pokémon GO as […]
GTP Adventures- Searching for the treasure baby
This is a pretty popular one. Gamers have reported that when they find something they are looking for in boxes, wardrobes etc. they suddenly find themselves hearing the melody used in Zelda when opening a chest. As a response to this some hum the melody for fun. Does this sound […]
Video Game music – Manufactured memories for sharing
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the concert “Video Games Live”. It was fantastic! 100% recommended (by the way, in March next year they will be in Birmingham, UK). The concert made me reflect about the power of video game music as a unique music genre that can […]
Talk- The pervasiveness of sounds from video games and their impact on behaviour
BBC 5 live – Auditory hallucinations
Listen to our discussion about auditory GTP experiences. It starts around the 17th minute. Click here to listen.
GTP Adventures – Watch dogs saved me
Some gamers have heard and/or seen something from the game when doing daily activities. These experiences led to some good laughs, but some people got scared. However, in other cases the arising of video games elements in the physical context have helped the gamers to deal with real life situations, […]
BBC radio interview – When game sounds get stuck
Listen to BBC radio’s interview with me about the auditory study.
GTP adventures – When the music get stuck in your head
Some gamers have reported hearing music from the game when lying in bed, which could provoke sleep deprivation. On some occasions the music was so loud that they actually thought it came from the game, causing some of them to stand up and checking out the gaming device. Click here to […]
GTP adventures- Overtime, overtime!
Some gamers have heard voices in their heads as inner speech with contents of the game triggered by real life stimuli (e.g., objects, sound, or events). Follow this link to hear the voice from Team fortress 2 saying “overtime”, “over time”, “over time”! Click here to visit the collection of GTP […]