Anxiety and sensitivity to gaze direction in emotionally expressive faces.

  title={Anxiety and sensitivity to gaze direction in emotionally expressive faces.},
  author={E Fox and Andrew M Mathews and Andrew J. Calder and Jenny Yiend},
  volume={7 3},
This study investigated the role of neutral, happy, fearful, and angry facial expressions in enhancing orienting to the direction of eye gaze. Photographs of faces with either direct or averted gaze were presented. A target letter (T or L) appeared unpredictably to the left or the right of the face, either 300 ms or 700 ms after gaze direction changed. Response times were faster in congruent conditions (i.e., when the eyes gazed toward the target) relative to incongruent conditions (when the… CONTINUE READING
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