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Angelica Ortiz de Gortari's Blog


I am a licensed psychologist and postdoctoral researcher in psychology with master degrees in Mental Health and Child and Youth Studies.

Gamer, eager to understand the human mind and the interactions between human beings and technology to maximize the benefits. 

Currently, I'm a Marie Curie COFUND Postdoctoral Research fellow in Cyberpsychology at the Psychology and Neuroscience of Cognition Research Unit at the University of Liège, researching on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP).

Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive media technologies has been my professional passion since undergraduate school.

Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) (e.i.,  transfer of experiences from the virtual to the physical world that can manifest as altered sensorial perceptions, sensations, automatic mental processes, behaviours and actions with video game content.) is my area of research expertise.

Parallel projects I have lately involved include, the longitudinal project on eSports in Nordic Schools (eSportsNSeSportsNS)  at SLATE (The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology) at the University of Bergen in Norway.

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.

I have published academically and presented at several international conferences.


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Posted by Angelica Ortiz de Gortari on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:15:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, VR
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 ...