–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 […]
Controlling spontaneous visuals from video games
Gamers have reported a variety of visual Game Transfer Phenomena experiences. These include perceptual distortions of objects or environments, mind visualizations and pseudo-hallucinations where gamers have seen images from the game floating in the back of their eyelids or in front of their eyes. Interestingly, while many gamers have simply […]
GTP Adventures- Becoming religious!
Visualizing or seeing video game images with closed eyes has been one of the most common experiences reported by gamers in the GTP studies to date (1,2). In fact, in a survey with a self-selected sample of over 2,000 gamers, 77% reported such phenomenon (2). Recurrent afterimages of game elements […]
GTP Adventures- The glowing cake
Gamers have reported perceiving objects outlined or glowing, similar to the visual effects in the video games. These seems to be fleeting and non-malignant visual experiences. Interestingly, visual distortions of physical stimuli (e.g. objects or persons) does not seem to always occur randomly or in a generalized way, but with particular […]
GTP Adventures- Link will be my Valentine!
Thoughts related with games are commonly reported by gamers, some are accompanied with visualizations of elements from the game. Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures.
GTP Adventures – Wearing monochrome game lenses
Gamers have, after playing a variety of games, reported that the real world’s colours have turned into complementary colours or as the colours seen in the game during or shortly after stopping playing. This is typically known as Colour Visual After-Effect and it can last for minutes to days. Back in […]
Google Glass 'addiction' & links to Game Transfer Phenomena
Nymag.com (The Sciences of us) Your Google Glasses Might Make You Hallucinate a Little Visit my previous post for more: Google Glasses withdrawal: Tech-induced dyskinesia?
GTP Adventures- Guitar Hero frets in your eyes
A stimulus in one sensory modality (e.g., auditory) triggered perceiving video game elements in another sensory modality (in this case, visual). These cross-sensorial associations can be understood as “artificial synaesthesia” or induced synaesthesia. Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures.
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, […]