notion 14051213

Leave a comment
notion

Article “Font Size Matters—Emotion and Attention in Cortical Responses to Written Words” by Mareike Bayer, Werner Sommer, Annekathrin Schacht.

EMOTIONAL. SEX. STIMULUS. ATTENTION.

“For emotional pictures with fear-, disgust-, or sex-related contents, stimulus size has been shown to increase emotion effects in attention-related event-related potentials (ERPs), presumably reflecting the enhanced biological impact of larger emotion-inducing pictures. If this is true, size should not enhance emotion effects for written words with symbolic and acquired meaning. Here, we investigated ERP effects of font size for emotional and neutral words. While P1 and N1 amplitudes were not affected by emotion, the early posterior negativity started earlier and lasted longer for large relative to small words. These results suggest that emotion-driven facilitation of attention is not necessarily based on biological relevance, but might generalize to stimuli with arbitrary perceptual features. This finding points to the high relevance of written language in today’s society as an important source of emotional meaning.”…

Mareike Bayer1*, Werner Sommer1, Annekathrin Schacht2

1 Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2 Courant Research Centre Text Structures, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

SOURCE AND COMPLETE ARTICLE_ PLOS one

Posted by

RESEARCHES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF SENSORY PERCEPTION

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s