Auditory attention enhances processing of positive and negative words in inferior and superior prefrontal cortex

@article{Wegrzyn2017AuditoryAE,
  title={Auditory attention enhances processing of positive and negative words in inferior and superior prefrontal cortex},
  author={Martin Wegrzyn and Cornelia Herbert and Thomas Ethofer and Tobias Flaisch and Johanna Kissler},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2017},
  volume={96},
  pages={31-45}
}
Visually presented emotional words are processed preferentially and effects of emotional content are similar to those of explicit attention deployment in that both amplify visual processing. However, auditory processing of emotional words is less well characterized and interactions between emotional content and task-induced attention have not been fully understood. Here, we investigate auditory processing of emotional words, focussing on how auditory attention to positive and negative words… CONTINUE READING
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