Threat but not arousal narrows attention: Evidence from pupil dilation and saccade control

It has been shown that negative affect causes attentional narrowing. According to Easterbrook’s (1959) influential hypothesis this effect is driven by the withdrawal motivation inherent to negative emotions and might be related to increases in arousal. We investigated whether valence-unspecific incr...

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Main Authors: Henk eVan Steenbergen, Guido P H Band, Bernhard eHommel
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2011-10-01
Series:Frontiers in Psychology
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