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What is top-down about seeing enemies? Social anxiety and attention to threat

Delchau, Hannah; Christensen, Bruce; O'Kearney, Richard; Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine


An attentional bias to threat is an important maintaining and possibly aetiological factor for social anxiety. Despite this, little is known about the underlying mechanisms of threat biases, such as the relative contributions of top-down and bottom-up attention. In order to measure attentional bias toward threat, the current study employed a variation of the dot-probe task in which participants' attention was initially cued to the left or right side of the screen before an angry face paired...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-12-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
DOI: 10.3758/s13414-019-01920-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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