Does the sight of physical threat induce a tactile processing bias? Modality-specific attentional facilitation induced by viewing threatening pictures.

@article{Damme2009DoesTS,
  title={Does the sight of physical threat induce a tactile processing bias? Modality-specific attentional facilitation induced by viewing threatening pictures.},
  author={Stefaan van Damme and Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence and Geert Crombez and G. Lorimer Moseley},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2009},
  volume={1253},
  pages={100-6}
}
Threatening stimuli are thought to bias spatial attention toward the location from which the threat is presented. Although this effect is well-established in the visual domain, little is known regarding whether tactile attention is similarly affected by threatening pictures. We hypothesised that tactile attention might be more affected by cues implying physical threat to a person's bodily tissues than by cues implying general threat. In the present study, participants made temporal order… CONTINUE READING