TB9 P&C Lecture 2; Perception and Attention

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1. The emotion of a face can;

  • Facilitate early visual processes e.g contrast sensitivity
  • Only affect other emotional stimuli
  • Only influence high-level semantic processes
  • None of the above
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2. In a binocular rivalry task where face processing is subliminal;

  • The amygdala encodes the emotion of a face without awareness,the fusifform gyrus does not
  • There is no evidence for unconcious face processing
  • The fusiform gyrus processes faces without awareness, the amygdala does not
  • The fusiform gyrus AND amygdala process faces without concious awareness

3. Would enhanced contrast sensitivity induced from an emotionally arousing cue be useful for threat detection?

  • True
  • False

4. What was the main finding of MacLeod & Matthew's (1986) dot probe task expt?

  • People with GAD are faster in condition with the valid trial threatening words. Low anxiety people faster on invalid trial threatening words
  • People with GAD are faster in condition with the invalid trial threatening words. Low anxiety people faster on valid trial threatening words

5. When stimulus are presented in sequence to the same location, a second target is not always detected;

  • All of the above
  • The emotional encoding activates the amygdala
  • This is called attentional blink
  • The emotional properties of the second missed target are processed even though not conciously reported

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