Attention for emotional faces under restricted awareness revisited: do emotional faces automatically attract attention?

@article{Koster2007AttentionFE,
  title={Attention for emotional faces under restricted awareness revisited: do emotional faces automatically attract attention?},
  author={Ernst H. W. Koster and Bruno J Verschuere and Benjamin Burssens and Roel J.H. Custers and Geert Crombez},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          285-95
        }
}
Theoretical models of attention for affective information have assigned a special status to the cognitive processing of emotional facial expressions. One specific claim in this regard is that emotional faces automatically attract visual attention. In three experiments, the authors investigated attentional cueing by angry, happy, and neutral facial expressions that were presented under conditions of limited awareness. In these experiments, facial expressions were presented in a masked (14 ms or… CONTINUE READING

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