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Beyond Fear
There is much empirical evidence for modulation of attention by negative—particularly fear-relevant—emotional stimuli. This modulation is often explained in terms of a fear module. Appraisal theoriesExpand
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Attentional bias for positive emotional stimuli: A meta-analytic investigation.
Despite an initial focus on negative threatening stimuli, researchers have more recently expanded the investigation of attentional biases toward positive rewarding stimuli. The present meta-analysisExpand
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That baby caught my eye... attention capture by infant faces.
An alternative to the view that during evolution the human brain became specialized to preferentially attend to threat-related stimuli is to assume that all classes of stimuli that have highExpand
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Stress increases cue-triggered "wanting" for sweet reward in humans.
Stress can increase reward pursuits: This has traditionally been seen as an attempt to relieve negative affect through the hedonic properties of a reward. However, reward pursuit is not alwaysExpand
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The role of fear-relevant stimuli in visual search: a comparison of phylogenetic and ontogenetic stimuli.
It has been argued that phylogenetic fear-relevant stimuli elicit preattentive capture of attention. To distinguish between fear relevance and time of appearance in evolutionary history, the authorsExpand
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Faces in Context: A Review and Systematization of Contextual Influences on Affective Face Processing
Facial expressions are of eminent importance for social interaction as they convey information about other individuals’ emotions and social intentions. According to the predominant “basic emotion”Expand
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The perception and categorisation of emotional stimuli: A review
When we perceive our environment, we rapidly integrate large amounts of incoming stimulus information into categories that help to guide our understanding of the world. Some stimuli are more relevantExpand
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Implicit Race Bias Decreases the Similarity of Neural Representations of Black and White Faces
Implicit race bias has been shown to affect decisions and behaviors. It may also change perceptual experience by increasing perceived differences between social groups. We investigated how thisExpand
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Measuring wanting and liking from animals to humans: A systematic review
Animal research has shown it is possible to want a reward that is not liked once obtained. Although these findings have elicited interest, human experiments have produced contradictory results,Expand
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Motivational Salience
Based on a basic emotions perspective, a dominant view in psychology is that the primary function of the amygdala is to govern the emotion of fear. In this view, the amygdala is necessary for aExpand
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