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Angelica Ortiz de Gortari's Blog


I'm a psychologist, researcher, prolific author and expert speaker, with over 15 years of experience examining the impact of interactive media. 

The goal of my research is to understand the interaction between human beings and technology to maximize the benefits. 

I have a PhD in psychology and master's degrees in mental health and child and youth studies.

Currently, I am leading a longitudinal project on esports in Nordic Schools (esportsNS) at The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen in Norway.

Via my Cyberpsyke Consulting, I'm providing services to developers, health and education providers on esports, gaming and gambling.

I have developed a multimodal research approach on understanding the impact of digital sensory stimulation and simulation on perception, cognition and behaviour, so-called Game Transfer Phenomena  (GTP). The research in GTP focuses on examining the interplay between individual experiences (i.e. sensory, cognitive and motoric intrusions and transient changes in perception and behaviour) and video game features and mechanics.

My research has been featured in different media worldwide including Discovery News, History Channel News, BBC World Service, the New Scientist, the International Herald Tribune, the Telegraph Science, the Guardian. My research on GTP has also inspired an episode of the TV series CSI: Cyber.

My favourite games include Animal Crossing, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Resident Evil 4, the Uncharted series, Tetris Effect.


Member Blogs

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set in an aesthetically engaging biotic environment of multisensory abundance. Join me as I describe my indulgences in Animal Crossing, which have resulted in Game Transfer Phenomena permeating my everyday life.

Video games does not only enhance our senses/cognition while playing but also after playing. Is the marketing campaign of Tetris Effect one of the first steps toward the acknowledgment that video games are capable to produce hallucinatory-like phenomena?

Angelica Ortiz de Gortari's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/10/2019 - 10:30]

Glad you included Game Transfer ...

Glad you included Game Transfer Phenomena GTP in your discussion. On my website about GTP you can find research articles with facts that are distant from the headlines you mentioned, or email me and I can share a copy.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/03/2018 - 10:15]

Thanks a lot for your ...

Thanks a lot for your comment Ariel. You are welcome If you need anymore info just drop me an email.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/26/2015 - 01:34]

There is another important element ...

There is another important element about music in video games. I reflected on this in a post blog I wrote after I went to a Video Game Live concert. It was great by the way. r n r nVideo game music can elicit manufactured memories that we can share with ...