Electrophysiological correlates of visual affective priming.

  title={Electrophysiological correlates of visual affective priming.},
  author={Qin Zhang and Adam L Lawson and Chunyan Guo and Yang Jiang},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  volume={71 1-3},
The present study used event-related potentials (ERPs) to investigate the underlying neural mechanisms of visual affective priming. Eighteen young native English-speakers (6 males, 12 females) participated in the study. Two sets of 720 prime-target pairs (240 affectively congruent, 240 affectively incongruent, and 240 neutral) used either words or pictures as primes and only words as targets. ERPs were recorded from 64 scalp electrodes while participants pressed either "Happy" or "Sad" buttons… CONTINUE READING