The N2pc component reliably captures attentional bias in social anxiety.

@article{Reutter2017TheNC,
  title={The N2pc component reliably captures attentional bias in social anxiety.},
  author={Mario Reutter and Johannes Hewig and Matthias J. Wieser and Roman Osinsky},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={
          519-527
        }
}
We systematically compared different measures of attentional bias (i.e., reaction times, the N2pc component in the EEG, and explicit stimulus ratings) on their ability to reveal attentional engagement to threatening versus neutral facial stimuli in a Dot Probe Task and tested their relation to trait measures of general and social anxiety. We found that the N2pc component reflects a bias toward angry faces with excellent internal consistency. Similar results were obtained for explicit ratings… CONTINUE READING