Investigating the relationship between eye movement and brain wave activity using video games: Pilot study

Description

Background:
All eye movements are related in one way or another to our mental processes with lateral eye movements being associated with the different hemispheres of the brain. Eye movement techniques form the basis of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, wherein forced eye movements activate neurological pathways to treat the subject.

Objective:
The objective of our study was to examine the relationship between players' eye movements and their brain wave activities using a video game.

Methods:
We used similar eye movement techniques in the form of a video game called Lifeguard that could potentially stimulate different eye movement mode and create a more engaging experience for the user. By designing an experiment, we further explored the differences in electroencephalogram spectral power activity for the alpha, beta, theta, delta, and gamma frequency bands in Lifeguard and Tetris. Results: The game based on eye movement technologies resulted in decreased delta power and increased beta power, but significant difference between 2 games was not found.

Conclusions:
The applied uses of this research could mean that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing can be conducted in a more fun and engaging way through the use of gaming technology.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Chaoguang Wang
Gino Yu

Original Work Citation

Wang, C., & Yu, G. (2018, September). Investigating the relationship between eye movement and brain wave activity using video games: Pilot study. JMIR Serious Games, 6(3), e16. doi:10.2196/games.8908

Collection

Citation

“Investigating the relationship between eye movement and brain wave activity using video games: Pilot study,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 18, 2019, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25539.

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