The neural correlates of cognitive effort in anxiety: effects on processing efficiency.

@article{Ansari2011TheNC,
  title={The neural correlates of cognitive effort in anxiety: effects on processing efficiency.},
  author={Tahereh L. Ansari and Nazanin Derakshan},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={337-48}
}
We investigated the neural correlates of cognitive effort/pre-target preparation (Contingent Negative Variation activity; CNV) in anxiety using a mixed antisaccade task that manipulated the interval between offset of instructional cue and onset of target (CTI). According to attentional control theory (Eysenck et al., 2007) we predicted that anxiety should result in increased levels of compensatory effort, as indicated by greater frontal CNV, to maintain comparable levels of performance under… CONTINUE READING