Sound Through The Rabbit Hole: Sound Design Based On Reports of Auditory Hallucination

Weinel, Jonathan, Cunningham, Stuart and Griffiths, Darryl (2014) Sound Through The Rabbit Hole: Sound Design Based On Reports of Auditory Hallucination. In: 9th Audio Mostly: A Conference on Interaction With Sound, 01-03 October 2014, Aalborg, Denmark.

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As video game developers seek to provide increasing levels of realism and sophistication, there is a need for game characters to be able to exhibit psychological states including 'altered states of consciousness' (ASC) realistically. 'Auditory hallucination' (AH) is a feature of ASC in which an individual may perceive distortions to auditory perception, or hear sounds with no apparent acoustic origin. Appropriate use of game sound may enable realistic representations of these sounds in video games. However to achieve this requires rigorous approaches informed by research. This paper seeks to inform the process of designing sounds based on auditory hallucination, by reporting the outcomes of analysing nearly 2000 experience reports that describe drug-induced intoxication. Many of these reports include descriptions of auditory hallucination. Through analysis of these reports, our research establishes a classification system, which we propose can be used for designing sounds based on auditory hallucination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: doi:10.1145/2636879.2636883
Keywords: Sound design, Altered states of consciousness, Video games, Auditory hallucinations, Game sound
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 15:38
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 14:12

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