Target processing is facilitated by motivationally relevant cues.

  title={Target processing is facilitated by motivationally relevant cues.},
  author={Kate E Briggs and Frances H. Martin},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  volume={78 1},
The effect that motivationally relevant stimuli have on processes of attentional engagement and disengagement was investigated during two modified peripheral cueing paradigms. Sexual, mutilation, threatening, and neutral stimuli served as peripheral cues in both experiments. Responses were made to target location in Experiment 1 (N=19 female) and target identity in Experiment 2 (N=18 female). As indexed by enhanced target-evoked P1 and P3b component amplitudes, target processing was facilitated… CONTINUE READING

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