Emotion, attention, and the 'negativity bias', studied through event-related potentials.

  title={Emotion, attention, and the 'negativity bias', studied through event-related potentials.},
  author={Luis Carreti{\'e} and Francisco Mercado and Manuel Tapia and Jos{\'e} Antonio Hinojosa},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  volume={41 1},
Behavioral studies indicate that there exists a 'negativity bias' in the way surrounding events are processed. Particularly, it has been indicated that negative events elicit more rapid and more prominent responses than non-negative events. The objective of the present study was to explore the role of attention in relation to this negativity bias. Three groups of emotional pictures were used as stimuli: positive, negative and neutral. Event-related potentials were recorded from 35 subjects at… CONTINUE READING
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