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    Snakes and cats in the flower bed: fast detection is not specific to pictures of fear-relevant animals

    Lipp, O.V. and Derakhshan, Nazanin and Waters, A.M. and Logies, S. (2004) Snakes and cats in the flower bed: fast detection is not specific to pictures of fear-relevant animals. Emotion 4 (3), pp. 233-250. ISSN 1528-3542.

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    Abstract

    The observation that snakes and spiders are found faster among flowers and mushrooms than vice versa and that this search advantage is independent of set size supports the notion that fear-relevant stimuli are processed preferentially in a dedicated fear module. Experiment 1 replicated the faster identification of snakes and spiders but also found a set size effect in a blocked, but not in a mixed-trial, sequence. Experiment 2 failed to find faster identification of snake and spider deviants relative to other animals among flowers and mushrooms and provided evidence for a search advantage for pictures of animals, irrespective of their fear relevance. These findings suggest that results from the present visual search task cannot support the notion of preferential processing of fear relevance.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 15:16
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 15:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29910

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