Narrative Cognition in Interactive Systems

Suspense-Surprise and the P300 ERP Component

Luis Emilio Bruni, Sarune Baceviciute, Mohammed Arief

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Abstract

In this article we explore some of the methodological problems related to characterizing cognitive aspects of involvement with interactive narratives using well known EEG/ERP techniques. To exemplify this, we construct an experimental EEG-ERP set-up with an interactive narrative that considers the dialectical relation between suspense and surprise as a function of expectancy, which in turn can be correlated to the P300-ERP component. We address the difficulties of designing a coherent narrative with a suitable level of closure while meeting the requirements of the ERP experimental procedures. We stress the necessity of fine-tuning the highly specific ERP paradigms necessary for the investigation of user experience in interactive narratives and storytelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling : 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014, Proceedings
EditorsAlex Mitchell, Clara Fernández-Vara, David Thue
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2014
Pages164-175
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12336-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12337-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventICIDS 2014 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 Nov 20146 Nov 2014

Conference

ConferenceICIDS 2014
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period03/11/201406/11/2014
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8832
ISSN0302-9743

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Keywords

  • Narrative Cognition
  • Interactive Narrative
  • ERP
  • P300
  • Suspense
  • Surprise
  • Expectancy
  • Interactive Storytelling

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Bruni, L. E., Baceviciute, S., & Arief, M. (2014). Narrative Cognition in Interactive Systems: Suspense-Surprise and the P300 ERP Component. In A. Mitchell, C. Fernández-Vara, & D. Thue (Eds.), Interactive Storytelling: 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014, Proceedings (pp. 164-175). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 8832 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12337-0_17
Bruni, Luis Emilio ; Baceviciute, Sarune ; Arief, Mohammed. / Narrative Cognition in Interactive Systems : Suspense-Surprise and the P300 ERP Component. Interactive Storytelling: 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014, Proceedings. editor / Alex Mitchell ; Clara Fernández-Vara ; David Thue. Springer, 2014. pp. 164-175 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8832).
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Bruni, LE, Baceviciute, S & Arief, M 2014, Narrative Cognition in Interactive Systems: Suspense-Surprise and the P300 ERP Component. in A Mitchell, C Fernández-Vara & D Thue (eds), Interactive Storytelling: 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014, Proceedings. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8832, pp. 164-175, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, 03/11/2014. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12337-0_17

Narrative Cognition in Interactive Systems : Suspense-Surprise and the P300 ERP Component. / Bruni, Luis Emilio; Baceviciute, Sarune; Arief, Mohammed.

Interactive Storytelling: 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014, Proceedings. ed. / Alex Mitchell; Clara Fernández-Vara; David Thue. Springer, 2014. p. 164-175 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8832).

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Bruni LE, Baceviciute S, Arief M. Narrative Cognition in Interactive Systems: Suspense-Surprise and the P300 ERP Component. In Mitchell A, Fernández-Vara C, Thue D, editors, Interactive Storytelling: 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2014, Singapore, Singapore, November 3-6, 2014, Proceedings. Springer. 2014. p. 164-175. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8832). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12337-0_17