Modelling the slow emotional stroop effect: Suppression of cognitive control

Wyble, Brad and Sharma, Dinkar and Bowman, Howard (2005) Modelling the slow emotional stroop effect: Suppression of cognitive control. In: Cangelosi, Angelo and Bugmann, Guido, eds. Modelling Language, Cognition and Action. Proceedings of the Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, University of Plymouth, UK 8 - 10 September 2004. Progress in Neural Processing (16). World Scientific Publishing Company Pte Ltd, Singapore, pp. 291-300. ISBN 981-256-324-5 . (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)

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Our connectionist model provides a theoretical explanation for the existence of slow and fast emotional Stroop effects, and depicts them as independent but interacting phenomena. We build upon previous modelling work by Cohen et a] (1990) and Botvinick et al (2001) among others, and incorporate data that suggest a functional division of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) into Cognitive and Affective Divisions. This work suggests that slow emotional Stroop effects are caused by activation of the affective portion of the ACC, which inhibits the Cognitive division, reducing top-down cognitive control on the subsequent trial.

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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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