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Dopamine and games - from the LEGUp event 28th Nov 2013

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Certain games and game mechanics are sometimes described as giving players a "shot of dopamine". But what does this mean? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it pseudo-scientific techno-babble? This talk will …

Certain games and game mechanics are sometimes described as giving players a "shot of dopamine". But what does this mean? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it pseudo-scientific techno-babble? This talk will lay out the current science on dopamine and how it relates to games - watch the talk here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAuFvK864mE

The blog where the references for this talk can be found is here - http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/BenLewisEvans/20130827/198975/

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  • 1. DOPAMINE AND GAMES Dr. Ben Lewis-Evans
  • 2. DR. BEN LEWIS-EVANS @ikbenben ben@playerresearch.com Gortag LaglGortag Laglgortag Lagl Gortag
  • 3. PLAYER RESEARCH ...and many more unannounced titles for 2013/14
  • 4. NEUROSKEPTICISM
  • 5. DOPAMINE
  • 6. MUTANT MICE
  • 7. DOPAMINE FREE
  • 8. PLEASURE?
  • 9. PRESS A LEVER, GET DOPAMINE
  • 10. SHOT OF DOPAMINE
  • 11. GIVE ME SOME SUGAR
  • 12. IN HUMANS?
  • 13. PLEASURE “I no longer believe that the amount of pleasure felt is proportional to the amount of dopamine floating around in the brain” Roy Wise, 1990
  • 14. LEARNING?
  • 15. PRE-REWARD PEAK
  • 16. VARIABLE REWARDS
  • 17. MUTANT MICE MAZE
  • 18. LEARNING
  • 19. WANTING?
  • 20. MUTANT MICE
  • 21. NO MAZE MOTIVATION
  • 22. SHOPPING SPREES
  • 23. PRE-REWARD PEAK OF WANTING
  • 24. VARIABLE REWARDS = TRY HARDER
  • 25. COMPELLED TO PRESS
  • 26. TURN ME ON
  • 27. WANTING! (?) “What does dopamine do?” “Confuse neuroscientists” Berridge, 2005
  • 28. SO WHAT?
  • 29. THE BRAIN IS (THANKFULLY) COMPLEX “If our brains were simple enough for us to understand them, we'd be so simple that we couldn't” Ian Steward
  • 30. BE NEUROSKEPTICAL
  • 31. OBSERVE BEHAVIOUR
  • 32. LOOK FOR PRACTICAL FINDINGS Unpredictable Rewards Meaningful Rewards Immediate reward bias Provide good feedback Don’t be seen as manipulative And so on…
  • 33. READ MORE http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/BenLewisEvans/20130827/198975/ CONTACT ME @ikbenben Gortag LaglGortag ben@playerresearch.com Laglgortag Lagl Gortag