Attentional capture and trait anxiety: evidence from inhibition of return.

@article{PrezDueas2009AttentionalCA,
  title={Attentional capture and trait anxiety: evidence from inhibition of return.},
  author={Carolina P{\'e}rez-Due{\~n}as and Alberto Acosta and Juan Lupi{\'a}{\~n}ez},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={782-90}
}
Attentional biases regarding attentional capture by threat-related stimuli in anxious people were investigated by using a standard spatial cueing procedure suitable to measure inhibition of return (IOR). In two experiments, participants categorized the emotional valence of either emotional (positive and negative words) or non-emotional (neutral words in both experiments and sets of 'xxx' in Experiment 1) targets that were preceded by a peripheral non-predictive cue. The typical IOR effect… CONTINUE READING

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