Blinded by emotion: target misses follow attention capture by arousing distractors in RSVP.

@article{Arnell2007BlindedBE,
  title={Blinded by emotion: target misses follow attention capture by arousing distractors in RSVP.},
  author={Karen Arnell and Kassandra V Killman and David Fijavz},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={465-77}
}
Participants are usually able to search rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) streams and report a single target, given that RSVP distractors do not typically deplete attention required for target identification. Here, participants performed single target search, but the target was preceded by a to-be-ignored distractor varying in valence and arousal. When the critical distractor was a sexual word, lower target accuracy was observed, particularly at short distractor-target stimulus onset… CONTINUE READING
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