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Author (up) Öhman, A.; Flykt, A.; Esteves, F. openurl 
  Title Emotion Drives Attention: Detecting the Snake in the Grass Type Journal Article
  Year 2001 Publication Journal of Experimental Psychology: General Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 130 Issue 3 Pages 466  
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  Abstract Participants searched for discrepant fear-relevant pictures (snakes or spiders) in grid-pattern arrays of fear-irrelevant pictures belonging to the same category (flowers or mushrooms) and vice versa. Fear-relevant pictures were found more quickly than fear-irrelevant ones. Fear-relevant, but not fear-irrelevant, search was unaffected by the location of the target in the display and by the number of distractors, which suggests parallel search for fear-relevant targets and serial search for fear-irrelevant targets. Participants specifically fearful of snakes but not spiders (or vice versa) showed facilitated search for the feared objects but did not differ from controls in search for nonfeared fear-relevant or fear-irrelevant, targets. Thus, evolutionary relevant threatening stimuli were effective in capturing attention, and this effect was further facilitated if the stimulus was emotionally provocative.  
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  Publisher American Psychological Association Place of Publication Ã-hman, Arne: Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SwedenFlykt, And Editor  
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  Notes 00963445Accession Number: xge1303466. Article Type: Journal Article. Digital Object ID: 10.1037//0096-3445.130.3.466. Reviewed Work: Emotion Drives Attention: Detecting the Snake in the Grass Approved no  
  Call Number refbase @ user @ Öhman2001 Serial 5050  
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