Blinking our Attention Backwards: The Dual-Direction Emotional Blink of Attention

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dc.contributor.advisor Zald, David H.
dc.contributor.author Fuller, Jack
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-06T23:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-06T23:16:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4726
dc.description.abstract The Emotional Blink of Attention paradigm reveals a significant relationship between emotion and attention. In the current study, we tested the effects of a forward and backward Emotional Blink of Attention (EBA) on participants’ ability to accurately report a target image in an RSVP stream. In both the forward and backward task, emotional images impaired detection of a target, with nude images being particularly debilitating. Nude images were also significantly more likely to break out of the EBA created by a target image presented 200 milliseconds beforehand than neutral or gory images were. Skin Conductance Recordings were recorded for the duration of the study to measure arousal level for each trial, but significant differences between categories were not found. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences. Under the Direction of Dr. David Zald. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Emotions en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Emotions and cognition en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Short-term memory en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Distraction (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Blinking our Attention Backwards: The Dual-Direction Emotional Blink of Attention en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US

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