Galojan, Jelena and Kranczioch, Cornelia (2019) No Evidence for an Awareness-Dependent Emotional Modulation of the Attentional Blink. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. ISSN 1664-1078

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Pictures of faces with emotional expressions presented before a temporal attention task have been reported to affect temporal attention in an awareness-dependent manner: Awareness of a fearful face was linked to an increased deficit in the temporal attention task, while preventing the face from reaching awareness was linked to a decreased deficit, both relative to neutral faces. Here we report the results of two temporal attention experiments which aimed to extend and conceptually replicate this basic finding. The temporal attention task was preceded by an unmasked or a masked fearful face on a trial-by-trial basis. In both experiments the finding of an awareness-dependent emotional modulation of temporal attention through fearful faces could not be replicated, even when data were pooled across experiments. Pooling of experiments indicated however that, independent of awareness level, fearful faces can be associated with slightly worse temporal attention performance than neutral faces, and suggested a lag-specific practice effect in terms of a reduced deficit in temporal attention in the second half of the experiment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: awareness-dependent modulation of the AB, emotional modulation of the AB, attentional blink, emotional attentional blink, training effect of the attentional blink
Subjects: Philosophy and psychology > Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 12:01
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 12:01
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-46313
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02422

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