publication . Article . 2011

Procesamiento atencional y recuerdo de palabras emocionales

Fraga Carou, Isabel; Redondo, Jaime; Pineiro, Ana; Padron, Isabel; JOSE FERNANDEZ-REY; Alcaraz, Miguel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2011
  • Publisher: Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz
Three experiments were carried out in order to evaluate the attention paid to words of different emotional value. A dual-task experimental paradigm was employed, registering response times to acoustic tones which were presented during the reading of words. The recall was also evaluated by means of an intentional immediate recall test. The results reveal that neither the emotional valence nor the arousal of words on their own affected the attention paid by participants. Only in the third experiment, in which words belonging to two specific semantic categories (sexual and threatening) were used, did females show significantly higher RTS for threatening words. None...
free text keywords: Emotional words, attention, recall, sex differences, Palabras emocionales, atención recuerdo, las diferencias de sexo
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