New study explores effect of sound on video game players

An unusual research study is currently underway at Prague’s FAMU film school, focusing on the effect of sound on video game players. As part of the project, organised together with the Medical Faculty, participants are asked to play a horror video game while their vital functions are monitored. I discussed the project with Tomáš Oramus from the Department of Sound Design:

“We are trying to find out whether there is a difference when you are playing games in different formats, for example if you are playing with your headphones, stereo speakers or surround sound.

“We are asking questions about their feeling of immersion in the game or the sense of presence. We also measure their physiological functions, including the heart rate, breathing rate and electro-dermal activity to see whether and how different sound formats affect these functions.”

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Author: Ruth Fraňková