Let's Play a Game With Your Brain
In the Cognitive Adaptive Edu-games (CAdE-games) project, the WISE, COPS and ETRO labs are investigating the cognitive processing involved in edu-games and its impact on learning. We primarily investigate how we can influence these cognitive processes by using adaptive techniques. Typical adaptive techniques that already have been addressed include the adjustment of learning material but we want to go a step further and investigate non-intrusive adaptive techniques enabling implicit learning. A first adaptive technique is to analyse how the emotional status of a tutor avatar enhances the learning effect. In addition, we influence the motivation of our learner by manipulating the task difficulty as well as the attainability of the goals based on the user's performance and other external stimuli.
The goal of this thesis is two folded:
- Extract meaningful emotional states from the Emotiv brain controller by using (or even improving) existing analysis techniques
- How can this emotional status be used in the context of educational gaming