Federico Alvarez Igarzábal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, working in the EU-funded VIRTUALTIMES project. The aim of this project is to create a virtual reality application to diagnose and treat psychopathologies such as depression through the manipulation of time perception. Federico’s research focuses primarily on the temporality of video games from a formalist and cognitive-scientific perspective. He concluded his PhD last year at the Institute of Media Culture and Theatre of the University of Cologne and the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. His thesis Time and Space in Video Games. A Cognitive-Formalist Approach will be published in the fall of 2019 by transcript Verlag. Some of Federico’s further research interests include philosophy of art and the aesthetics of play.