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Attention and Emotion

  • By: Patrik Olivier Vuilleumier & Tobias Brosch
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Our environment constantly confronts us with a large number of stimuli, some of which may pose threats and challenges that we need to respond to rapidly. Due to the capacity limits of the brain, only a subset of all the environmental ...