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The modification of attentional bias to emotional information: A review of the techniques, mechanisms, and relevance to emotional disorders.

Abstract:

A negative bias in the deployment of attention to emotional stimuli is commonly found in both anxiety and depression. Recent work has highlighted that such biases are causally related to emotional vulnerability, suggesting that interventions that ameliorate them may be therapeutic. Here, we review the evidence that attentional bias can be modified using both pharmacological and psychological interventions. We highlight the behavioral and neuroimaging studies that suggest that these interventi...

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10.3758/cabn.10.1.8

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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:
Cognitive, affective and behavioral neuroscience
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
8-20
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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EISSN:
1531-135X
ISSN:
1530-7026
URN:
uuid:b16667bb-7279-4430-a66e-069a12ff6a51
Source identifiers:
130549
Local pid:
pubs:130549

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