Poster

Emotional Load Impairs Affective Conceptual Representation

Time and Location
Poster Session II - Board: II-005
Friday May 23, 2008, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall

Nicolas Vermeulen
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Olivier Corneille
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Sébastien Budke
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Paula M. Niedenthal
University of Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Abstract
Participants realized simultaneously a working memory (n-back) task with facial expressions and a conceptual task. We hypothesized and found that verifying affective (FRIEND can be tender) versus sensory (BABY can be babbling) properties of concepts is disrupted more by a concomitant affective than identity working memory load.

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