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Expectancy and surprise predict neural and behavioral measures of attention to threatening stimuli.

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Attention is preferentially deployed toward those stimuli which are threatening and those which are surprising. The current paper examines the intersection of these phenomena; how do expectations about the threatening nature of stimuli influence the deployment of attention? The predictions tested were that individuals would direct attention toward stimuli which were expected to be threatening (regardless of whether they were or not) and toward stimuli which were surprising. As anxiety has bee...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
NeuroImage
Volume:
59
Issue:
2
Pages:
1942-1948
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
URN:
uuid:5fcf36d2-4e4a-42c2-b8ec-b4e6d7e1cd80
Source identifiers:
176707
Local pid:
pubs:176707

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