Emotional attention capture by facial expressions

@inproceedings{Sawada2015EmotionalAC,
  title={Emotional attention capture by facial expressions},
  author={Reiko Sawada and Wataru Sato},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Previous studies have shown that emotional facial expressions capture visual attention. However, it has been unclear whether attentional modulation is attributable to their emotional significance or to their visual features. We investigated this issue using a spatial cueing paradigm in which non-predictive cues were peripherally presented before the target was presented in either the same (valid trial) or the opposite (invalid trial) location. The target was an open dot and the cues were… CONTINUE READING
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