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Executive attention is triggered by auditory emotional stimuli

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Kanske,  Philipp
Minerva Research Group Neurocognition of Rhythm in Communication, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

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Kotz,  Sonja A.
Minerva Research Group Neurocognition of Rhythm in Communication, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;
Department Neuropsychology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

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Kanske, P., & Kotz, S. A. (2008). Executive attention is triggered by auditory emotional stimuli. Poster presented at Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Marburg.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0010-B33A-7
Abstract
Auditory emotional stimuli may signal the relevance of a stituation. We addressed the question which role attentional control plays in such situations. To this end we presented words spoken either in an angry or a neutral tone of voice (female and male) in a version of the Simon spatial incompatibility task. Participants performed a voice decision task. An example of an incompatible trial was a female voice in the left speaker requiring a right hand button press. The same stimulus in the right speaker would render a trial compatible. RT results revealed a reduced conflict effect (incompatible – compatible) for auditory emotional stimuli indicating more efficient attentional control. ERP data corroborated this finding. A conflict N200 indexing attentional control was enlarged for auditory emotional stimuli. These data are in line with our data on visual emotional words suggesting an adaptation benefit of executive control of attention in emotional situations.