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The selective processing of emotional visual stimuli while detecting auditory targets: an ERP analysis.
Brain Res. 2008 Sep 16; 1230:168-76.BR

Abstract

Event-related potential studies revealed an early posterior negativity (EPN) for emotional compared to neutral pictures. Exploring the emotion-attention relationship, a previous study observed that a primary visual discrimination task interfered with the emotional modulation of the EPN component. To specify the locus of interference, the present study assessed the fate of selective visual emotion processing while attention is directed towards the auditory modality. While simply viewing a rapid and continuous stream of pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant pictures in one experimental condition, processing demands of a concurrent auditory target discrimination task were systematically varied in three further experimental conditions. Participants successfully performed the auditory task as revealed by behavioral performance and selected event-related potential components. Replicating previous results, emotional pictures were associated with a larger posterior negativity compared to neutral pictures. Of main interest, increasing demands of the auditory task did not modulate the selective processing of emotional visual stimuli. With regard to the locus of interference, selective emotion processing as indexed by the EPN does not seem to reflect shared processing resources of visual and auditory modality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. Harald.Schupp@uni-konstanz.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18662679

Citation

Schupp, Harald T., et al. "The Selective Processing of Emotional Visual Stimuli While Detecting Auditory Targets: an ERP Analysis." Brain Research, vol. 1230, 2008, pp. 168-76.
Schupp HT, Stockburger J, Bublatzky F, et al. The selective processing of emotional visual stimuli while detecting auditory targets: an ERP analysis. Brain Res. 2008;1230:168-76.
Schupp, H. T., Stockburger, J., Bublatzky, F., Junghöfer, M., Weike, A. I., & Hamm, A. O. (2008). The selective processing of emotional visual stimuli while detecting auditory targets: an ERP analysis. Brain Research, 1230, 168-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2008.07.024
Schupp HT, et al. The Selective Processing of Emotional Visual Stimuli While Detecting Auditory Targets: an ERP Analysis. Brain Res. 2008 Sep 16;1230:168-76. PubMed PMID: 18662679.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The selective processing of emotional visual stimuli while detecting auditory targets: an ERP analysis. AU - Schupp,Harald T, AU - Stockburger,Jessica, AU - Bublatzky,Florian, AU - Junghöfer,Markus, AU - Weike,Almut I, AU - Hamm,Alfons O, Y1 - 2008/07/15/ PY - 2007/10/31/received PY - 2008/05/31/revised PY - 2008/07/02/accepted PY - 2008/7/30/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/7/30/entrez SP - 168 EP - 76 JF - Brain research JO - Brain Res VL - 1230 N2 - Event-related potential studies revealed an early posterior negativity (EPN) for emotional compared to neutral pictures. Exploring the emotion-attention relationship, a previous study observed that a primary visual discrimination task interfered with the emotional modulation of the EPN component. To specify the locus of interference, the present study assessed the fate of selective visual emotion processing while attention is directed towards the auditory modality. While simply viewing a rapid and continuous stream of pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant pictures in one experimental condition, processing demands of a concurrent auditory target discrimination task were systematically varied in three further experimental conditions. Participants successfully performed the auditory task as revealed by behavioral performance and selected event-related potential components. Replicating previous results, emotional pictures were associated with a larger posterior negativity compared to neutral pictures. Of main interest, increasing demands of the auditory task did not modulate the selective processing of emotional visual stimuli. With regard to the locus of interference, selective emotion processing as indexed by the EPN does not seem to reflect shared processing resources of visual and auditory modality. SN - 0006-8993 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18662679/The_selective_processing_of_emotional_visual_stimuli_while_detecting_auditory_targets:_an_ERP_analysis_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0006-8993(08)01662-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -