Monthly Archives: May 2010

I have just about finished attending two gaming conferences, Games for Health and Canadian Game Studies. There are more and more gaming and related conferences occurring beyond GDC in San Francisco. The questions that have come up for me that … Continue reading

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I’ve been having a different media experience in that a story on livescience about my labs work on gaming, dream control and nightmares has gone viral (http://www.livescience.com/culture/video-games-control-dreams-100525.html). That’s nice but what is really meaningful is the letters I’ve been getting … Continue reading

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Video Game Play and Lucid Dreaming as Socially Constructed Meditative Absorption Jayne Gackenbach and Harry T. Hunt Grant MacEwan University, Brock University Absorption, fantasy play, lucid dreaming, and dream bizarreness/metaphority are psychological constructs. Their relation to gaming (Gackenbach, 2006; 2009; … Continue reading

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