Approach and Avoidance Actions Modulate the Startle Reflex Independent of Emotional Valence
Poster Session II - Board: II-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
Fifty undergraduates performed a series of 24 actions (shown in previous research to reliably elicit approach and avoidance motives) while the startle reflex was periodically elicited. Results indicated that startles were largest during performance of simulated avoidance and smallest during performance of simulated approach.
Subject Area: Physiological/Neuroscience