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Selective visual working memory in fear of spiders: the role of automaticity and material-specificity.

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Following cognitive models of anxiety, biases occur if threat processing is automatic versus strategic. Therefore, most of these models predict attentional bias, but not explicit memory bias. We suggest dividing memory into the highly automatic working memory (WM) component versus long-term memory when investigating bias in anxiety. WM for threat has rarely been investigated although its main function is stimulus monitoring, particularly important in anxiety. We investigated WM for spiders in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Journal of anxiety disorders More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
8
Pages:
1053-1063
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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EISSN:
1873-7897
ISSN:
0887-6185
Language:
English
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pubs:186224
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uuid:ca161d33-a48f-48a2-90d4-7043d00750bc
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pubs:186224
Source identifiers:
186224
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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