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Tag: Emotional Processing

Altered oscillatory brain dynamics of emotional processing in young binge drinkers

Published in: Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, Volume 18, Issue 1, 43-57 Abstract “Heavy episodic drinking, also termed binge drinking, is commonly practiced by young adults. It is accompanied by a range of cognitive, affective, and social problems, but the neural dynamics underlying changes in emotional functions is poorly understood. To investigate the behavioral and brain indices of affective processing as a function of binge drinking, young, healthy participants (23.3 ± 3.3 years) were assigned to two groups (n = 32 each) based on their drinking habits. Binge drinking (BD) participants reported drinking heavily with at least five binge episodes in the… Read More

Decision mechanisms underlying mood-congruent emotional classification

Published in: Cognition and Emotion, Volume 32, Issue 2, 249-258 Abstract “There is great interest in understanding whether and how mood influences affective processing. Results in the literature have been mixed: some studies show mood-congruent processing but others do not. One limitation of previous work is that decision components for affective processing and responses biases are not dissociated. The present study explored the roles of affective processing and response biases using a drift-diffusion model (DDM) of simple choice. In two experiments, participants decided if words were emotionally positive or negative while listening to music that induced positive or negative mood. The… Read More