Psychophysiology of spider phobia in 8- to 12-year-old girls

  title={Psychophysiology of spider phobia in 8- to 12-year-old girls},
  author={Verena Leutgeb and Axel Sch{\"a}fer and Angelika K{\"o}chel and Wilfried Scharm{\"u}ller and Anne Schienle},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
The present investigation focused on late event-related potentials (ERPs) and facial electromyographic (EMG) activity in response to symptom provocation in 8- to 12-year-old spider phobic girls and compared results to those in non-fearful controls. Fourteen patients and 14 controls were presented with phobia-relevant, generally fear-inducing, disgust-inducing and affectively neutral pictures in an EEG/EMG session. ERPs were extracted in the time-windows 340-500ms (P300) and 550-770ms (late… CONTINUE READING
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