Effects of threat cues on attentional shifting, disengagement and response slowing in anxious individuals

@inproceedings{Mogg2008EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of threat cues on attentional shifting, disengagement and response slowing in anxious individuals},
  author={Karin Mogg and Amanda J Holmes and Matthew S Garner and Brendan P. Bradley},
  booktitle={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2008}
}
According to cognitive models of anxiety, attentional biases for threat may cause or maintain anxiety states. Previous research using spatial cueing tasks has been interpreted in terms of difficulty in disengaging attention from threat in anxious individuals, as indicated by contrasts of response times (RTs) from threat cue versus neutral cue trials. However, on spatial cueing tasks, differences in RT between threat cue and neutral cue trials may stem from a slowing effect of threat on RT, as… CONTINUE READING

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