Processing of masked and unmasked emotional faces under different attentional conditions: an electrophysiological investigation

@inproceedings{Zotto2015ProcessingOM,
  title={Processing of masked and unmasked emotional faces under different attentional conditions: an electrophysiological investigation},
  author={Marzia Del Zotto and Alan J. Pegna},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
In order to investigate the interactions between non-spatial selective attention, awareness and emotion processing, we carried out an ERP study using a backward masking paradigm, in which angry, fearful, happy, and neutral facial expressions were presented, while participants attempted to detect the presence of one or the other category of facial expressions in the different experimental blocks. ERP results showed that negative emotions enhanced an early N170 response over temporal-occipital… CONTINUE READING
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