Research invading my life!

After putting hours and hours analysing gamers’ experiences about GTP, I should confess I got excited when walking in London and found the “Wardour Street”. I jumped! My mother, aunt and my boyfriend were wondering what was going on with me…“the gamer’s, the gamer’s experience…” I said… hehe…This was the street a gamer confused when asking directions in London by a place in Wow: “Uldar Street”… This is a good example of semantic memory.

Certainly the gamer’s thoughts were in World of Warcraft, my ones were in my research. Here is a photo I took of the street.



About Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari

Dr. Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari is Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research fellow in Cyberpsychology. Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive media technologies has been her professional passion since undergraduate school, when she conducted one of the first studies on internet addiction. Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) is her area of research expertise, for which she has won awards. Dr. Ortiz de Gortari’s research has been featured in different media worldwide including Discovery News, History Channel News, BBC World Service, the New Scientist and the International Herald Tribune. Her research on GTP has even inspired an episode of the TV series CSI: Cyber. She has published academically and presented at several international conferences. The goal of her research is maximizing the psychological and social benefits of interactive virtual technologies while reducing the potential risks it can present to some individuals.

Posted on August 13, 2013, in GTP, My anecdote and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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