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Inhibition of return is unimpressed by emotional cues

Abstract:

Inhibition of return (IOR) is a phenomenon observed when a target unexpectedly appears in the place of a preceding cue: With long cue-target stimulus onset asynchronies, reaction times are longer than for targets that appear in an alternative location. Cognitive theories of anxiety suppose that the IOR effect diminishes with threatening, biologically relevant cues because these catch and hold attention. To test this hypothesis, we conducted three experiments, in which emotional valence of cue...

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Publisher copy:
10.1080/02699930701809451

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Lange, W-G More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Becker, ES More by this author
Journal:
COGNITION and EMOTION
Volume:
22
Issue:
8
Pages:
1433-1456
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-0600
ISSN:
0269-9931
URN:
uuid:dcc28ebb-e9f3-4f1a-ab0d-427ce635fafd
Source identifiers:
248039
Local pid:
pubs:248039
Language:
English

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