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Fear, but not fear-relevance, modulates reaction times in visual search with animal distractors
Karolinska Institutet.
ISCTE, Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal.
Högskolan i Gävle.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9554-4478
2009 (English)In: Journal of Anxiety Disorders, ISSN 0887-6185, E-ISSN 1873-7897, Vol. 23, no 1, 136-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The research aimed at examining attentional selectivity in a visual search paradigm using pictures of animals that have provided a recurrent threat in an evolutionary perspective (i.e., snakes and spiders) and pictures of animals that have supposedly posed no such threat (i.e., cats and fish). Experiment 1 showed no advantage of fear-relevant stimuli over non-fear-relevant animal stimuli. However, an attentional capture seemed to emerge as a delay in the disengagement of attention, specifically when there was a massive presentation of fear-relevant stimuli in the array. The results from Experiment 2, where participants were selected based specifically on their fear of either snakes or spiders (but not both), showed a preferential processing of the congruent feared stimulus, when compared with non-fearful participants, which strengthens the notion that fear significance may be an important factor drawing attention to a particular spatial location.

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2009. Vol. 23, no 1, 136-144 p.
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Visual search, Animal fear, Attentional capture
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29878DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.05.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29878DiVA: diva2:1065617
Available from: 2017-01-16 Created: 2017-01-16 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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