• Tilde Højgård Jensen
  • Sebastian Alberdi Eriksen
  • Thomas Anthony Pedersen
  • Vladislav Zenkevic
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
This study explores the cognitive processes of hindsight and foresight through the use of interactive narratives and the psycho-physiological measurement of pupil dilation. Through an extensive literature review of hindsight and foresight, from both a cognitive as well as narratological standpoint, we propose a framework (the Hindsight/Foresight Feedback-loop) to characterize the workings of hindsight and foresight and their connection to memory. The study further seeks to detect activity of this framework in an interactive narrative in virtual reality, using measurements of pupil dilation.
The study showed possibility for identifying activity of the Hindsight/Foresight Feedback-loop using pupil dilation, as we found a tendency of increase in pupil dilation over time in a narrative point of interest, indicated by the participants through interviews.

However further research and testing is needed in order to confirm the indications found in this study, as this study is to be considered a pilot study, and thus exploratory in nature.
SpecialisationGames
LanguageEnglish
Publication date1 Sep 2020
Number of pages99
ID: 343825503