Effects of Attention on Dynamic Emotional Expressions Processing
Attention and emotion both play the crucial roles in human cognitive processing. This study tried to investigate the relationship between attention and emotion, using dynamic facial expressions which are natural and frequently encountered in everyday life. The results showed that the emotional expressions are processed faster than the neutral ones when they are outside the current focus of attention. It indicates that the emotion processing is automatic and not gated by the attention.
KeywordsSpatial Attention Emotional Stimulus Emotion Valence Neutral Expression Deviant Stimulus
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