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Focusing on fear: Attentional disengagement from emotional faces.

Abstract:

Evidence suggests that anxiety is associated with a shift of visual attention toward threatening stimuli in the environment, such as facial expressions (Mogg and Bradley, 1999). More recent evidence, however, indicates that anxiety may be better characterized by a failure to rapidly disengage the visual attention system away from threat-related facial expressions (Fox, Russo, Bowles, and Dutton, 2001). The present study further investigates this delayed disengagement hypothesis. Results show ...

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10.1080/13506280444000076

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Georgiou, GA More by this author
Bleakley, C More by this author
Hayward, J More by this author
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Journal:
Visual cognition
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
145-158
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-0716
ISSN:
1350-6285
URN:
uuid:21970a6f-977a-467e-8b2e-80bcc5eb7726
Source identifiers:
421370
Local pid:
pubs:421370
Language:
English

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