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Anxiety and sensitivity to eye gaze in emotional faces.
Brain Cogn. 2006 Apr; 60(3):282-94.BC

Abstract

This paper reports three studies in which stronger orienting to perceived eye gaze direction was revealed when observers viewed faces showing fearful or angry, compared with happy or neutral, emotional expressions. Gaze-related spatial cueing effects to laterally presented fearful faces and centrally presented angry faces were also modulated by the anxiety level of participants, with high- but not low-state anxious individuals revealing enhanced shifts of attention. In contrast, both high- and low-state anxious individuals demonstrated enhanced orienting to averted gaze when viewing laterally presented angry faces. These results provide novel evidence for the rapid integration of facial expression and gaze direction information, and for the regulation of gaze-cued attention by both the emotion conveyed in the perceived face and the degree of anxiety experienced by the observer.

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School of Psychology, Birkbeck University of London, UK. a.holmes@roehampton.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16510226

Citation

Holmes, Amanda, et al. "Anxiety and Sensitivity to Eye Gaze in Emotional Faces." Brain and Cognition, vol. 60, no. 3, 2006, pp. 282-94.
Holmes A, Richards A, Green S. Anxiety and sensitivity to eye gaze in emotional faces. Brain Cogn. 2006;60(3):282-94.
Holmes, A., Richards, A., & Green, S. (2006). Anxiety and sensitivity to eye gaze in emotional faces. Brain and Cognition, 60(3), 282-94.
Holmes A, Richards A, Green S. Anxiety and Sensitivity to Eye Gaze in Emotional Faces. Brain Cogn. 2006;60(3):282-94. PubMed PMID: 16510226.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anxiety and sensitivity to eye gaze in emotional faces. AU - Holmes,Amanda, AU - Richards,Anne, AU - Green,Simon, Y1 - 2006/02/28/ PY - 2004/09/20/received PY - 2005/04/26/revised PY - 2005/05/16/accepted PY - 2006/3/3/pubmed PY - 2006/7/28/medline PY - 2006/3/3/entrez SP - 282 EP - 94 JF - Brain and cognition JO - Brain Cogn VL - 60 IS - 3 N2 - This paper reports three studies in which stronger orienting to perceived eye gaze direction was revealed when observers viewed faces showing fearful or angry, compared with happy or neutral, emotional expressions. Gaze-related spatial cueing effects to laterally presented fearful faces and centrally presented angry faces were also modulated by the anxiety level of participants, with high- but not low-state anxious individuals revealing enhanced shifts of attention. In contrast, both high- and low-state anxious individuals demonstrated enhanced orienting to averted gaze when viewing laterally presented angry faces. These results provide novel evidence for the rapid integration of facial expression and gaze direction information, and for the regulation of gaze-cued attention by both the emotion conveyed in the perceived face and the degree of anxiety experienced by the observer. SN - 0278-2626 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16510226/Anxiety_and_sensitivity_to_eye_gaze_in_emotional_faces_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0278-2626(05)00067-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -