Neural evidence of effects of emotional valence on word recognition.

@article{Inaba2005NeuralEO,
  title={Neural evidence of effects of emotional valence on word recognition.},
  author={Midori Inaba and Michio Nomura and Hideki Ohira},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={165-73}
}
There are no clear reports of electrophysiological evidence of the facilitating effect of negative valence on word recognition. However, behavioral psychological studies have suggested that negative words can be recognized more accurately than positive and neutral words. This study aimed to examine whether, and if so how, the valence of words could influence accuracy and event-related potentials (ERPs) in a recognition task. ERPs were recorded from 20 healthy subjects during performance of a… CONTINUE READING

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