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Lauren White's Blog


I have a PhD in media psychology, and wrote my
dissertation on video games and cognition.  I'm interested
in how games can improve life, as well as 
researching user experiences with technology.


Lauren White's Comments

Comment In: [News - 12/19/2013 - 09:40]

Thanks for shining a light ...

Thanks for shining a light on this. Though I understand the sentiment to create the lounge to appease past problems, you brought up the point multiple times in this article: trying to overtly fix the problem is not the best approach. Subtle behavior of acceptance speaks volumes over the time ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/29/2013 - 07:22]

Great article with solid summaries ...

Great article with solid summaries of all things biofeedback. There is a kinda sorta way to measure valence: facial expressions and facial muscle feedback. Paul Ekman is the name for this work, pioneering facial muscles maps and corresponding emotional states. The new Kinect sensor should provide more fine-tuned responsiveness from ...

Comment In: [Feature - 12/05/2012 - 04:25]

Thanks for the inspiring article. ...

Thanks for the inspiring article. Coming from a psych research background, it 's great knowing that it 's possible to make something awesome without a coding background.

Comment In: [Feature - 03/22/2012 - 04:55]

Thanks for writing this article. ...

Thanks for writing this article. It should be emphasized that cognitive flow is not limited to FPSs, RPGs, MMOs, or other human or human-like portrayals in games. I would argue that flow is also present in casual puzzle video games. These games tend to lure the player in for long ...