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Impact of emotion on consciousness: positive stimuli enhance conscious reportability.

Abstract:

Emotion and reward have been proposed to be closely linked to conscious experience, but empirical data are lacking. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) plays a central role in the hedonic dimension of conscious experience; thus potentially a key region in interactions between emotion and consciousness. Here we tested the impact of emotion on conscious experience, and directly investigated the role of the ACC. We used a masked paradigm that measures conscious reportability in terms of subjecti...

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Rømer Thomsen, K More by this author
Joensson, M More by this author
Holland, P More by this author
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Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
e18686
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:7d184a1e-9671-4430-96c5-7ebfe82d2e7d
Source identifiers:
139995
Local pid:
pubs:139995

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