Feeling happy enhances early spatial encoding of peripheral information automatically: electrophysiological time-course and neural sources.

@article{Vanlessen2014FeelingHE,
  title={Feeling happy enhances early spatial encoding of peripheral information automatically: electrophysiological time-course and neural sources.},
  author={Naomi Vanlessen and Valentina Rossi and Rudi De Raedt and Gilles Pourtois},
  journal={Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={951-69}
}
Previous research has shown that positive mood may broaden attention, although it remains unclear whether this effect has a perceptual or a postperceptual locus. In this study, we addressed this question using high-density event-related potential methods. We randomly assigned participants to a positive or a neutral mood condition. Then they performed a demanding oddball task at fixation (primary task ensuring fixation) and a localization task of peripheral stimuli shown at three positions in… CONTINUE READING

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