The effect of musical tempo on video game performance

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dc.contributor.author Lawrence, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T07:06:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T07:06:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/38129
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201207021987 en
dc.description.abstract There is little research on music and audio in video games. What theory exists relies heavily upon borrowing concepts from similar fields such as film music. The empirical research conducted has been varied in scope, but small in number. This thesis explores the current state of theory and research in video game music and audio. In order to investigate if music can affect performance in a video game, an experiment was conducted. Participants were asked to play the popular video game Tetris multiple times to music of varying tempi. The performance of each participant for every game played was recorded and compared across the conditions. Although no statistically significant differences in performance were observed between the tempi, this study sets a framework for future experiments in the same field.
dc.format.extent 37 s.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited. en
dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
dc.subject.other music
dc.subject.other game
dc.subject.other videogame
dc.subject.other tempo
dc.subject.other performance
dc.subject.other arousal
dc.subject.other attention
dc.subject.other Tetris
dc.title The effect of musical tempo on video game performance
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201207021987
dc.subject.ysa musiikki
dc.subject.ysa pelit
dc.subject.ysa videopelit
dc.subject.ysa Tetris
dc.subject.ysa tempo
dc.subject.ysa pelaaminen
dc.subject.ysa vaikutukset
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Humanistinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Humanities en
dc.contributor.laitos Musiikin laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Music en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Master's Degree Programme in Music, Mind and Technology en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Music, Mind and Technology (maisteriohjelma) fi
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