Does imminent threat capture and hold attention?

@article{Koster2004DoesIT,
  title={Does imminent threat capture and hold attention?},
  author={Ernst H. W. Koster and Geert Crombez and Stefaan Van Damme and Bruno J Verschuere and Jan De Houwer},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          312-7
        }
}
According to models of attention and emotion, threat captures and holds attention. In behavioral tasks, robust evidence has been found for attentional holding but not for attentional capture by threat. An important explanation for the absence of attentional capture effects is that the visual stimuli used posed no genuine threat. The present study investigated whether visual cues that signal an aversive white noise can elicit attentional capture and holding effects. Cues presented in an… CONTINUE READING

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