The role of spatial attention in the processing of facial expression: an ERP study of rapid brain responses to six basic emotions.

@article{Eimer2003TheRO,
  title={The role of spatial attention in the processing of facial expression: an ERP study of rapid brain responses to six basic emotions.},
  author={Martin Eimer and Amanda J Holmes and Francis P Mcglone},
  journal={Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={97-110}
}
To investigate the time course of emotional expression processing, we recorded ERP responses to stimulus arrays containing neutral versus angry, disgusted, fearful, happy, sad, or surprised faces. In one half of the experiment, the task was to discriminate emotional and neutral facial expressions. Here, an enhanced early frontocentral positivity was elicited in response to emotional as opposed to neutral faces, followed by a broadly distributed positivity and an enhanced negativity at lateral… CONTINUE READING
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