Dispositional affect predicts temporal attention costs in the attentional blink paradigm

  title={Dispositional affect predicts temporal attention costs in the attentional blink paradigm},
  author={Mary H. MacLean and Karen Arnell and Michael A. Busseri},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={1431 - 1438}
Theories suggest that positive affect broadens attention, whereas negative affect focuses attention. This position has been supported by studies showing that positive affect leads to more diffuse spatial attention while negative affect leads to more focused spatial attention. Recently, researchers have used the attentional blink (AB) paradigm to show that induced positive affect may also lead to more diffuse temporal attention, allowing greater accuracy for targets presented within a short time… 

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