Distraction by emotional sounds: Disentangling arousal benefits and orienting costs.


Unexpectedly occurring task-irrelevant stimuli have been shown to impair performance. They capture attention away from the main task leaving fewer resources for target processing. However, the actual distraction effect depends on various variables; for example, only target-informative distractors have been shown to cause costs of attentional orienting… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0039041


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