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Tag: Dot-Probe Task

The dot-probe task to measure emotional attention: A suitable measure in comparative studies?

Published in:¬†Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1686-1717 Abstract “For social animals, attending to and recognizing the emotional expressions of other individuals is of crucial importance for their survival and likely has a deep evolutionary origin. Gaining insight into how emotional expressions evolved as adaptations over the course of evolution can be achieved by making direct cross-species comparisons. To that extent, experimental paradigms that are suitable for investigating emotional processing across species need to be developed and evaluated. The emotional dot-probe task, which measures attention allocation toward emotional stimuli, has this potential. The task is implicit,… Read More