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Poster

The Influence of Emotionally Arousing Pictures on Reaction Time and Attention.

Poster Session X - Board: X- 012
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Beatrice M. de Oca
California State University, Channel Islands

Saira Fuentes
California State University Channel Islands

Saira Patino
California State University Channel Islands

Christiane Ochoa
California State University Channel Islands

Zoyla Pizano
California State University Channel Islands

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
Keywords: Attention

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