HOSOI Koichi
Department / Course College of Image Arts and Sciences Department of Image Arts and Sciences
Title / Position Professor
Date 2021/03/14
Presentation Theme Spatial cognition and gender differences in game play
Conference DiGRA Japan 11th Annual Conference
Promoters Digital Games Research Association Japan (DiGRA Japan)
Conference Type Domestic
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Collaborative
Country Japan
Holding period 2021/03/13 ~ 2021/03/14
Publisher and common publisher Saki MATSUDA, Akito INOUE, Koichi HOSOI
Details When testing the spatial recognition of men and women, gender differences are often observed. On the other hand, it is possible that gender differences can be reduced by training. In the U.K. and U.S., it has been reported that playing action games regularly for more than an hour a day reduces/eliminates gender differences in spatial recognition. However, in Japan, there are no empirical tests for the same purpose. Therefore, we will confirm whether the gender difference is reduced by game playing in Japan by using a MRT. The results showed that there was no significant difference in MRT by gameplay, but they did indicate the possibility of its improvement.