I am blind, but I “see” fear

@article{Bertini2013IAB,
  title={I am blind, but I “see” fear},
  author={Caterina Bertini and Roberto Cecere and Elisabetta L{\`a}davas},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={985-993}
}
The ability to process unseen emotional signals might offer an evolutionary advantage in enabling threat-detection. In the present study, patients with visual field defects, without any subjective awareness of stimuli presented in the blind field and performing at the chance level in two alternative discrimination tasks (Experiment 1), were tested with go-no go tasks where they were asked to discriminate the emotional valence (Experiment 2) or the gender (Experiment 3) of faces displayed in the… CONTINUE READING

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