Role of attention in the regulation of fear and anxiety.

  title={Role of attention in the regulation of fear and anxiety.},
  author={Lauren K. White and Sarah M. Helfinstein and Bethany C. Reeb-Sutherland and Kathryn Amey Degnan and Nathan A. Fox},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  volume={31 4},
Emotion regulation makes use of specific aspects of attention and executive functions that are critical for the development of adaptive social functioning, and perturbations in these processes can result in maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. Both involuntary and voluntary attention processes have been examined at both the behavioral and the neural levels and are implicated in the maintenance of fearful or anxious behaviors. However, relatively little is known about how these attention… CONTINUE READING

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