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Emotional distraction in the context of memory-based orienting of attention

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Attention can be guided by expectations stemming from long-term memories. In addition to such endogenous cues, exogenous salient stimuli capture attention, such as those conveying threat. This study examined the extent to which threatening distractors affect the employment of memories in guiding attention, and whether this is affected by trait anxiety. Emotional distractors were incorporated into a speeded target detection task, in which memory cues were presented simultaneously with task irr...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1037/emo0000506

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
New College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Nobre, A
Grant:
104571/Z/14/Z
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Emotion Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
8
Pages:
1366-1376
Publication date:
2019-01-24
Acceptance date:
2018-07-18
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EISSN:
1931-1516
ISSN:
1528-3542
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pubs:920799
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uuid:21654b89-6171-42ac-a12f-d4485f85bd7b
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pubs:920799
Deposit date:
2018-09-21

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