Auditory Experiences in Game Transfer Phenomena:

Ortiz de Gortari, A.B. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2014. Auditory Experiences in Game Transfer Phenomena:. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 4 (1), pp. 59-75. ISSN 2155-7136

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Abstract

This study investigated gamers’ auditory experiences as after effects of playing. This was done by classifying, quantifying, and analysing 192 experiences from 155 gamers collected from online videogame forums. The gamers’ experiences were classified as: (i) auditory imagery (e.g., constantly hearing the music from the game), (ii) inner speech (e.g., completing phrases in the mind), (iii) auditory misperceptions (e.g., confusing real life sounds with videogame sounds), and (iv) multisensorial auditory experiences (e.g., hearing music while involuntary moving the fingers). Gamers heard auditory cues from the game in their heads, in their ears, but also coming from external sources. Occasionally, the vividness of the sound evoked thoughts and emotions that resulted in behaviours and copying strategies. The psychosocial implications of the gamers’ auditory experiences are discussed. This study contributes to the understanding of the effects of auditory features in videogames, and to the phenomenology of non-volitional experiences (e.g., auditory imagery, auditory hallucinations).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning
Creators: Ortiz de Gortari, A.B. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: IGI Global
Date: 2014
Volume: 4
Number: 1
ISSN: 2155-7136
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.4018/ijcbpl.2014010105DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Dec 2015 12:01
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26637

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