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Emotion does not influence prefrontal cortex activity during a visual attention task. A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study

Bendall, RCA and Thompson, C 'Emotion does not influence prefrontal cortex activity during a visual attention task. A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study' , 5th Annual International Conference Proceedings on Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology 2016 , pp. 36-43.

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Abstract

Research shows that positive and negative emotion can influence a range of cognitive processes as well as hemodynamic prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity. This study sought to investigate if PFC activity was influenced by positive and negative stimuli during mood induction as well as during a subsequent visual attention task. The International Affective Picture System was employed to induce affective states in participants before they completed a visual attention task. PFC hemodynamic activity was recorded using non-invasive functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Increased PFC activity was evident during the visual attention task compared to affective stimuli viewing. However, emotion did not influence PFC activity during affective stimuli viewing or completion of the visual attention task. Future research should take into account the role individual differences may play in mitigating any influence of emotion on PFC activity.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: 5th Annual International Conference Proceedings on Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology 2016
Publisher: Global Science & Technology Forum
ISSN: 2251-1865
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Robert Bendall
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 11:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38125

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