Effects of emotional and non-emotional cues on visual search in neglect patients: Evidence for distinct sources of attentional guidance

@article{Lucas2008EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of emotional and non-emotional cues on visual search in neglect patients: Evidence for distinct sources of attentional guidance},
  author={N. Lucas and P. Vuilleumier},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={1401-1414}
}
In normal observers, visual search is facilitated for targets with salient attributes. We compared how two different types of cue (expression and colour) may influence search for face targets, in healthy subjects (n=27) and right brain-damaged patients with left spatial neglect (n=13). The target faces were defined by their identity (singleton among a crowd of neutral faces) but could either be neutral (like other faces), or have a different emotional expression (fearful or happy), or a… Expand
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