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The detection of fear-relevant stimuli: are guns noticed as quickly as snakes?

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Potentially dangerous stimuli are important contenders for the capture of visual-spatial attention, and it has been suggested that an evolved fear module is preferentially activated by stimuli that are fear relevant in a phylogenetic sense (e.g., snakes, spiders, angry faces). In this study, a visual search task was used to test this hypothesis by directly contrasting phylogenetically (snakes) and ontogenetically (guns) fear-relevant stimuli. Results showed that the modern threat was detected...

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10.1037/1528-3542.7.4.691

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Author
Journal:
Emotion (Washington, D.C.) More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
691-696
Publication date:
2007-11-01
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EISSN:
1931-1516
ISSN:
1528-3542
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:421358
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uuid:08d69835-8e9e-4d22-bd3e-642d2d0d9299
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pubs:421358
Source identifiers:
421358
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2013-11-16

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