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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/235392
Title:
Early emotion word processing: evidence from event-related potentials
Authors:
Scott, Graham G.; O'Donnell, Patrick J.; Leuthold, Hartmut; Sereno, Sara C.
Abstract:
Behavioral and electrophysiological responses were monitored to 80 controlled sets of emotionally positive, negative, and neutral words presented randomly in a lexical decision paradigm. Half of the words were low frequency and half were high frequency. Behavioral results showed significant effects of frequency and emotion as well as an interaction. Prior research has demonstrated sensitivity to lexical processing in the N1 component of the event-related brain potential (ERP). In this study, the N1 (135-180 ms) showed a significant emotion by frequency interaction. The P1 window (80-120 ms) preceding the N1 as well as post-N1 time windows, including the Early Posterior Negativity (200-300 ms) and P300 (300-450 ms), were examined. The ERP data suggest an early identification of the emotional tone of words leading to differential processing. Specifically, high frequency negative words seem to attract additional cognitive resources. The overall pattern of results is consistent with a time line of word recognition in which semantic analysis, including the evaluation of emotional quality, occurs at an early, lexical stage of processing.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Citation:
Scott, G.G., et al (2009) 'Early emotion word processing: evidence from event-related potentials' Biological Psychology, 80(1)pp.95-104.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Biological psychology
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/235392
DOI:
10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.03.010
PubMed ID:
18440691
Language:
en
ISSN:
1873-6246
Appears in Collections:
Research Centre for Applied Psychology

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScott, Graham G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Patrick J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeuthold, Hartmuten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSereno, Sara C.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-24T08:22:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-24T08:22:07Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01-
dc.identifier.citationScott, G.G., et al (2009) 'Early emotion word processing: evidence from event-related potentials' Biological Psychology, 80(1)pp.95-104.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1873-6246-
dc.identifier.pmid18440691-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.03.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/235392-
dc.description.abstractBehavioral and electrophysiological responses were monitored to 80 controlled sets of emotionally positive, negative, and neutral words presented randomly in a lexical decision paradigm. Half of the words were low frequency and half were high frequency. Behavioral results showed significant effects of frequency and emotion as well as an interaction. Prior research has demonstrated sensitivity to lexical processing in the N1 component of the event-related brain potential (ERP). In this study, the N1 (135-180 ms) showed a significant emotion by frequency interaction. The P1 window (80-120 ms) preceding the N1 as well as post-N1 time windows, including the Early Posterior Negativity (200-300 ms) and P300 (300-450 ms), were examined. The ERP data suggest an early identification of the emotional tone of words leading to differential processing. Specifically, high frequency negative words seem to attract additional cognitive resources. The overall pattern of results is consistent with a time line of word recognition in which semantic analysis, including the evaluation of emotional quality, occurs at an early, lexical stage of processing.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Biological psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectdecision makingen_GB
dc.subjectemotional contenten_GB
dc.subjectemotion wordsen_GB
dc.subjectevent-related potentialsen_GB
dc.subjectERPsen_GB
dc.subjectlexical accessen_GB
dc.subjectword frequencyen_GB
dc.subjectearly posterior negativityen_GB
dc.subjectlexical decisionen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshArousal-
dc.subject.meshDecision Making-
dc.subject.meshElectroencephalography-
dc.subject.meshEmotions-
dc.subject.meshEvent-Related Potentials, P300-
dc.subject.meshEvoked Potentials-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPsycholinguistics-
dc.subject.meshPsychomotor Performance-
dc.subject.meshReaction Time-
dc.subject.meshReading-
dc.subject.meshRecognition (Psychology)-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleEarly emotion word processing: evidence from event-related potentialsen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBiological psychologyen_GB

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