Brain potentials during affective picture processing in children.

  title={Brain potentials during affective picture processing in children.},
  author={Greg Hajcak and Tracy A. Dennis},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  volume={80 3},
In adults, emotional (e.g., both unpleasant and pleasant) compared to neutral pictures elicit an increase in the early posterior negativity (EPN) and the late positive potential (LPP); modulation of these ERP components are thought to reflect the facilitated processing of, and increased attention to, motivationally salient stimuli. To determine whether the EPN and LPP are sensitive to emotional content in children, high-density EEG was recorded from 18 children who were 5-8 years of age (mean… CONTINUE READING