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Moderate threat causes longer lasting disruption to processing in anxious individuals

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Anxiety is associated with increased attentional capture by threat. Previous studies have used simultaneous or briefly separated (<1 s) presentation of threat distractors and target stimuli. Here, we tested the hypothesis that high trait anxious participants would show a longer time window within which distractors cause disruption to subsequent task processing, and that this would particularly be observed for stimuli of moderate or ambiguous threat value. A novel temporally separated emoti...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fnhum.2014.00626

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Forster, S More by this author
Nunez-Elizalde, AO More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Publisher:
Frontiers Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
August 2014
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Article: 626
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1662-5161
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uuid:fda9ec57-afa0-4313-9e01-18b28b1bb567
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535302
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pubs:535302

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