Tag: Facial Emotion

Attentional capture by irrelevant emotional distractor faces is contingent on implicit attentional settings

Published in:┬áCognition and Emotion, Volume 32, Issue 2, 303-314 Abstract “Although expressions of facial emotion hold a special status in attention relative to other complex objects, whether they summon our attention automatically and against our intentions remains a debated issue. Studies supporting the strong view that attentional capture by facial expressions of emotion is entirely automatic reported that a unique (singleton) emotional face distractor interfered with search for a target that was also unique on a different dimension. Participants could therefore search for the odd-one out face to locate the target and attentional capture by irrelevant emotional faces might be… Read More