Effects of valence and arousal on the allocation of attention to motivationally significant stimuli.

@inproceedings{Champion2016EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of valence and arousal on the allocation of attention to motivationally significant stimuli.},
  author={James Robert Champion},
  year={2016}
}
Innate attentional mechanisms that prioritise the processing of potential threats and opportunities for satisfying basic primordial needs serve a highly adaptive function for an individual and the species. Existing research has revealed preferential spatial attention for threatening stimuli, including: (i) facilitated attentional engagement, (ii) delayed disengagement, and (iii) attentional avoidance. Theoretical models that have attempted to explain these phenomena are predicated on the… CONTINUE READING

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