Processing of task-irrelevant natural scenes in social anxiety.

  title={Processing of task-irrelevant natural scenes in social anxiety.},
  author={Jun Moriya and Yoshihiko Tanno},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={138 1},
In this study, by manipulating perceptual load, we investigated whether socially anxious people process task-irrelevant, non-emotional, natural scenes. When attention was directed to letters and perceptual load was low, task-irrelevant natural scenes were processed, as evidenced by repetition priming effects, in both high and low socially anxious people. In the high perceptual load condition, repetition-priming effects decreased in participants with low social anxiety, but not in those with… CONTINUE READING