Processing of unattended emotional visual scenes.

  title={Processing of unattended emotional visual scenes.},
  author={Manuel G. Calvo and Lauri Nummenmaa},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={136 3},
Prime pictures of emotional scenes appeared in parafoveal vision, followed by probe pictures either congruent or incongruent in affective valence. Participants responded whether the probe was pleasant or unpleasant (or whether it portrayed people or animals). Shorter latencies for congruent than for incongruent prime-probe pairs revealed affective priming. This occurred even when visual attention was focused on a concurrent verbal task and when foveal gaze-contingent masking prevented overt… CONTINUE READING


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