English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  Differential impact of emotional task relevance on three indices of prioritised processing for fearful and angry facial expressions

Engen, H. G., Smallwood, J., & Singer, T. (2017). Differential impact of emotional task relevance on three indices of prioritised processing for fearful and angry facial expressions. Cognition & Emotion, 31(1), 175-184. doi:10.1080/02699931.2015.1081873.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0028-1DBA-5 Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-5F00-3
Genre: Journal Article

Files

show Files

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Engen, Haakon G.1, Author              
Smallwood, Jonathan2, 3, Author              
Singer, Tania1, Author              
Affiliations:
1Department Social Neuroscience, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634552              
2Department of Psychology, University of York, Heslington, United Kingdom, ou_persistent22              
3York Neuroimaging Centre, University of York, United Kingdom, ou_persistent22              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: Affective prioritisation; Fear; Anger; Attentional blink; Repetition blindness; Threat
 Abstract: It is commonly assumed that threatening expressions are perceptually prioritised, possessing the ability to automatically capture and hold attention. Recent evidence suggests that this prioritisation depends on the task relevance of emotion in the case of attention holding and for fearful expressions. Using a hybrid attentional blink (AB) and repetition blindness (RB) paradigm we investigated whether task relevance also impacts on prioritisation through attention capture and perceptual salience, and if these effects generalise to angry expressions. Participants judged either the emotion (relevant condition) or gender (irrelevant condition) of two target facial stimuli (fearful, angry or neutral) imbedded in a stream of distractors. Attention holding and capturing was operationalised as modulation of AB deficits by first target (T1) and second target (T2) expression. Perceptual salience was operationalised as RB modulation. When emotion was task-relevant (Experiment 1; N = 29) fearful expressions captured and held attention, and were more perceptually salient than neutral expressions. Angry expressions captured attention, but were less perceptually salient and capable of holding attention than fearful and neutral expressions. When emotion was task-irrelevant (Experiment 2; N = 30), only fearful attention capture and perceptual salience effects remained significant. Our findings highlight the importance for threat-prioritisation research to heed both the type of threat and prioritisation investigated.

Details

show
hide
Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2014-02-242015-08-072015-09-152017-01
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: -
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1081873
PMID: 26371881
Other: Epub 2015
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Cognition & Emotion
  Abbreviation : Cogn. Emot.
Source Genre: Journal
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: London : Taylor & Francis
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 31 (1) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 175 - 184 Identifier: ISSN: 0269-9931
CoNE: /journals/resource/954925255151