The effects of sound and colour on responses to a computer game

@article{Wolfson2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of sound and colour on responses to a computer game},
  author={S. Wolfson and G. Case},
  journal={Interacting with Computers},
  year={2000},
  volume={13},
  pages={183-192}
}
Background colour (red/blue) and sound (loud/quiet) were manipulated in a series of computer games. Players using a blue screen improved gradually over the session, while red screen players peaked midway and then deteriorated. A similar pattern for heart rate was found, suggesting that arousal was implicated in the effect. Sound alone had little impact, but the red/loud combination was associated with perceptions of excitement and playing well. The results suggest that the aura of a computer… CONTINUE READING

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