Anxiety predicts a differential neural response to attended and unattended facial signals of anger and fear

@article{Ewbank2009AnxietyPA,
  title={Anxiety predicts a differential neural response to attended and unattended facial signals of anger and fear},
  author={Michael P. Ewbank and Andrew D. Lawrence and Luca Passamonti and Jill Keane and Polly V. Peers and Andrew J. Calder},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={1144-51}
}
Behavioural evidence indicates that individual differences in anxiety influence the response to facial signals of threat. Angry and fearful faces represent qualitatively different forms of threat. Fearful faces are thought to signal the presence of a significant, yet undetermined source of danger within the environment, referred to as 'ambiguous threat'. In contrast, angry faces represent a more direct form of threat, often used in face-to-face encounters to exert dominance. Given the inherent… CONTINUE READING
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