Additive effects of emotional content and spatial selective attention on electrocortical facilitation.

@article{Keil2005AdditiveEO,
  title={Additive effects of emotional content and spatial selective attention on electrocortical facilitation.},
  author={Andreas Keil and Stephan Moratti and Dean Sabatinelli and Margaret M. Bradley and Peter J. Lang},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={1187-97}
}
Affectively arousing visual stimuli have been suggested to automatically attract attentional resources in order to optimize sensory processing. The present study crosses the factors of spatial selective attention and affective content, and examines the relationship between instructed (spatial) and automatic attention to affective stimuli. In addition to response times and error rate, electroencephalographic data from 129 electrodes were recorded during a covert spatial attention task. This task… CONTINUE READING