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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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An optimal experience, termed “flow,” has been experienced by users who are deeply involved in human-computer interaction. The most common and traditional approaches to assess user experience are self-reported measures (e.g., using questionnaires and interviews) that are typically retrospective in nature and could be subjected to biases (e.g., social desirability and recall biases). With advancements in technology, electroencephalogram (EEG) offers an alternative approach for assessing user experience. To identify EEG correlates of flow experience in an online gaming context, we conducted a laboratory experiment to capture EEG data for the flow and resting states of video game players and carried out data analysis to compare the EEG power of frequency bands between the flow and resting states. The results suggest that the flow state is manifested mainly in the left frontal region of the brain.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Neural Correlates of Flow Experience

An optimal experience, termed “flow,” has been experienced by users who are deeply involved in human-computer interaction. The most common and traditional approaches to assess user experience are self-reported measures (e.g., using questionnaires and interviews) that are typically retrospective in nature and could be subjected to biases (e.g., social desirability and recall biases). With advancements in technology, electroencephalogram (EEG) offers an alternative approach for assessing user experience. To identify EEG correlates of flow experience in an online gaming context, we conducted a laboratory experiment to capture EEG data for the flow and resting states of video game players and carried out data analysis to compare the EEG power of frequency bands between the flow and resting states. The results suggest that the flow state is manifested mainly in the left frontal region of the brain.