Emotional and Physiological Responses to the Roll Motion Effect in 4D Movies
Authors: Dawoon Jeong, Sung H. Han, Kimin Kwon, Wan Sun Shin
Abstract: 4D effects have been introduced to increase movie audience immersion. Nevertheless, it is difficult to find research studies that investigated systematically the audience’s responses to the motion effects that account for a large portion of the 4D effects. This study investigated how the motion effect of rolling an audience chair affects emotions and physiological responses. The participants, with attached sensors, experienced movie clips with or without the motion effect and responded to questionnaires about their emotions and immersion. The results showed that the motion effect amplified arousal and immersion. Changes in the blood volume pulse and skin conductance level due to motion effects were also found. It was concluded that the roll motion effect can be effectively used to arouse and immerse the audience. In addition, significant correlations were found between emotional and physiological responses.
Keywords: 4D movie, 4D film, 4D contents, motion effects, vestibular stimulation, psychophysiology, biosignal
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