Dissociable effects of bottom-up and top-down factors on the processing of unattended fearful faces

@article{Hsu2007DissociableEO,
  title={Dissociable effects of bottom-up and top-down factors on the processing of unattended fearful faces},
  author={S Hsu and Luiz Pessoa},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={3075-3086}
}
While the role of attention in determining the neural fate of unattended emotional items has been investigated in the past, it remains unclear whether bottom-up and top-down factors have differential effects in shaping responses evoked by such stimuli. To study the effects of bottom-up and top-down factors on the processing of neutral and fearful faces, we employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while participants performed attentional tasks that manipulated these factors. To… CONTINUE READING

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