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Behold the voice of wrath: Cross-modal modulation of visual attention by anger prosody

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Published in Cognition. 2008, vol. 106, no. 3, p. 1497-1503
Abstract Emotionally relevant stimuli are prioritized in human information processing. It has repeatedly been shown that selective spatial attention is modulated by the emotional content of a stimulus. Until now, studies investigating this phenomenon have only examined withinmodality effects, most frequently using pictures of emotional stimuli to modulate visual attention. In this study, we used simultaneously presented utterances with emotional and neutral prosody as cues for a visually presented target in a cross-modal dot probe task. Response times towards targets were faster when they appeared at the location of the source of the emotional prosody. Our results show for the first time a cross-modal attentional modulation of visual attention by auditory affective prosody.
Keywords AttentionEmotionCross-modalProsody
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BROSCH, Tobias et al. Behold the voice of wrath: Cross-modal modulation of visual attention by anger prosody. In: Cognition, 2008, vol. 106, n° 3, p. 1497-1503. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:88833

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