Brosch, Tobias and Sharma, Dinkar (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 . (doi:10.1037/1528-35184.108.40.2060 ) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)
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:||06 Jun 2014 14:20|
|Resource URI:||https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4148 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|