Emotion words, regardless of polarity, have a processing advantage over neutral words.

@article{Kousta2009EmotionWR,
  title={Emotion words, regardless of polarity, have a processing advantage over neutral words.},
  author={Stavroula-Thaleia Kousta and David P. Vinson and Gabriella Vigliocco},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={473-81}
}
Despite increasing interest in the interface between emotion and cognition, the role of emotion in cognitive tasks is unclear. According to one hypothesis, negative valence is more relevant for survival and is associated with a general slowdown of the processing of stimuli, due to a defense mechanism that freezes activity in the face of threat. According to a different hypothesis which does not posit a privileged role for the aversive system, valence, regardless of polarity, facilitates… CONTINUE READING
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