Brosch, T. and Sharma, D. (2005) The role of fear-relevant stimuli in visual search: A comparison of phylogenetic and ontogenetic stimuli. Emotion, 5 (3). pp. 360-364. ISSN 1528-3542 .
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It has been argued that phylogenetic fear-relevant stimuli elicit preattentive capture of attention. To distinguish between fear relevance and time of appearance in evolutionary history, the authors compare phylogenetic and ontogenetic fear-relevant and fear-irrelevant stimuli in a visual search task. The authors found no evidence for a special role of phylogenetic fear-relevant stimuli; it seems that fear relevance in general is more important than is the evolutionary age. The pattern of results indicates that attention toward threatening stimuli is mainly affected by a late component that prolongs the disengagement of attention.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Ros Beeching|
|Date Deposited:||29 Aug 2008 14:57|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:14|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4148 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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