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Effects of mood on the speed of conscious perception:
Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence

Kuhbandner, Christof and Hanslmayr, Simon and Maier, Markus A. and Pekrun, Reinhard and Spitzer, Bernhard J. and Pastötter, Bernhard and Bäuml, Karl-Heinz (2009) Effects of mood on the speed of conscious perception:
Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence.
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 4 (3), pp. 286-293.

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Abstract

When a visual stimulus is quickly followed in time by a second visual stimulus, we are normally unable to perceive it consciously. This study examined how affective states influence this temporal limit of conscious perception. Using a masked visual perception task, we found that the temporal threshold for access to consciousness is decreased in negative mood and increased in positive mood. To ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2009
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie IV (Entwicklungs- und Kognitionspsychologie) - Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Bäuml
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19351693PubMed ID
Keywords:emotion, consciousness; brain oscillations; affective states; visual masking
Subjects:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Unknown
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Owner: Bernhard Pastötter
Deposited On:18 Feb 2009 11:53
Last Modified:19 Aug 2009 10:55
Item ID:5874
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