Federico Alvarez Igarzábal

Federico Alvarez Igarzábal

Researcher

Argentina

Biography

Federico Alvarez Igarzábal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health in Freiburg, Germany. His book Time and Space in Video Games. A Cognitive-Formalist Approach examines how different aspects of time perception (including those described in this article) interact with the medium of the video game, and will be published in January 2020.

Top article

Video games that transport us into states of flow

How to open a time portal

When a video game world gets hold of a player's attention, the player loses track of time, and with enough practice, can even move automatically. This is how seemingly impossible temporal mechanics warp our realities.

Federico Alvarez Igarzábal