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      Time perception, immersion and music in videogames

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      Proceedings of HCI 2010 (HCI)
      Human Computer Interaction
      6 - 10 September 2010
      time perception, immersion, videogames, music, gaming experience
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            People who play videogames often report the sense of immersion in the game with a particular feature of immersion being a loss of the sense of time passing. In this paper, we investigate if altering the degree of immersion in a videogame really does influence people’s psychological perception of time passing. We use music to make a maze game more immersive and we measure time perception using two paradigms that are well-established in psychology. We find that the addition of music does alter time perception but only in one paradigm. Additionally, music was able to influence immersion by both increasing it or decreasing it depending on the choice of music. The overall picture is therefore complex but suggests that music could be an important factor in the perception of time whilst playing videogames.

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            Conference
            September 2010
            September 2010
            : 160-167
            Affiliations
            [0001]Stevenson CollegeCRAFT

            Edinburgh
            [0002]Dept. of Computer Science

            University of York York YO10 5DD, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2010.21
            9d9ed094-7bef-4e9f-978d-d3c433f8873b
            © Timothy Sanders et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2010, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of HCI 2010
            HCI
            24
            University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
            6 - 10 September 2010
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            time perception,music,immersion,gaming experience,videogames

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