Defensive engagement and perceptual enhancement.

Abstract

We tested whether visual cortical sensitivity to external cues in the context of an acute defensive reaction is heightened or attenuated. A strong cardiac defense (fear) response was elicited by presenting an abrupt, loud acoustic stimulus following a 10-min period of quiescence. Electrocortical responses to aversive and neutral pictures following defensive… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.08.007

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