The Influence of Emotionally Arousing Pictures on Reaction Time and Attention.
Poster Session X - Board: X-
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
Attention and response slowing were studied in a dot-probe task. Threatening and important pictures slowed responding. Once spatial-cued responses were corrected for behavioral slowing, no differences in disengagement were found on incongruent trials, but threatening and important pictures sped responding on congruent trials. Responding was not influenced by state anxiety.
Subject Area: Cognitive