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Looking on the bright side: biased attention and the human serotonin transporter gene.

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Humans differ in terms of biased attention for emotional stimuli and these biases can confer differential resilience and vulnerability to emotional disorders. Selective processing of positive emotional information, for example, is associated with enhanced sociability and well-being while a bias for negative material is associated with neuroticism and anxiety. A tendency to selectively avoid negative material might also be associated with mental health and well-being. The neurobiological mecha...

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10.1098/rspb.2008.1788

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
276
Issue:
1663
Pages:
1747-1751
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:e75f0514-d1fb-49df-8386-ea93a171027e
Source identifiers:
421313
Local pid:
pubs:421313

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