Sadness increases distraction by auditory deviant stimuli.

@article{PachecoUnguetti2014SadnessID,
  title={Sadness increases distraction by auditory deviant stimuli.},
  author={Antonia Pilar Pacheco-Unguetti and Fabrice B R Parmentier},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          203-13
        }
}
Research shows that attention is ineluctably captured away from a focal visual task by rare and unexpected changes (deviants) in an otherwise repeated stream of task-irrelevant auditory distractors (standards). The fundamental cognitive mechanisms underlying this effect have been the object of an increasing number of studies but their sensitivity to mood and emotions remains relatively unexplored despite suggestion of greater distractibility in negative emotional contexts. In this study, we… CONTINUE READING
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