Players’ Motivation and EEG Waves Patterns in a Serious Game Environment

  • Lotfi Derbali
  • Claude Frasson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6095)


This study investigated players’ motivation during serious game play. It is based on a theoretical model of motivation (John Keller’s ARCS model of motivation) and EEG measures. Statistical analysis showed a significant increase of motivation during the game. Moreover, results of power spectral analysis showed EEG waves patterns correlated with increase of motivation during different parts of serious game play.


Motivation Serious game Learning ARCS model EEG waves 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lotfi Derbali
    • 1
  • Claude Frasson
    • 1
  1. 1.Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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