Early ERP Modulation for Task-Irrelevant Subliminal Faces

  title={Early ERP Modulation for Task-Irrelevant Subliminal Faces},
  author={Alan J. Pegna and Alexandra Darqu{\'e} and Claire Berrut and Asaid Khateb},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
A number of investigations have reported that emotional faces can be processed subliminally, and that they give rise to specific patterns of brain activation in the absence of awareness. Recent event-related potential (ERP) studies have suggested that electrophysiological differences occur early in time (<200 ms) in response to backward-masked emotional faces. These findings have been taken as evidence of a rapid non-conscious pathway, which would allow threatening stimuli to be processed… CONTINUE READING