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dc.contributor.authorMaratos, Frances A.
dc.contributor.authorPessoa, Luiz
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-31T08:48:35Z
dc.date.available2019-05-31T08:48:35Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-29
dc.identifier.citationMaratos, F., A. and Pessoa, L. (2019) 'What drives prioritized visual processing? A motivational relevance account'. Progress in Brain Research. DOI: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2019.03.028.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00796123
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/bs.pbr.2019.03.028
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623803
dc.description.abstractEmotion is fundamental to our being, and an essential aspect guiding behavior when rapid responding is required. This includes whether we approach or avoid a stimulus, and the accompanying physiological responses. A common tenet is that threat-related content drives stimulus processing and biases visual attention, so that rapid responding can be initiated. In this paper, it will be argued instead that prioritization of threatening stimuli should be encompassed within a motivational relevance framework. To more fully understand what is, or is not, prioritized for visual processing one must, however, additionally consider: (i) stimulus ambiguity and perceptual saliency; (ii) task demands, including both perceptual load and cognitive load; and (iii) endogenous/affective states of the individual. Combined with motivational relevance, this then leads to a multifactorial approach to understanding the drivers of prioritized visual processing. This accords with current recognition that the brain basis allowing for visual prioritization is also multifactorial, including transient, dynamic and overlapping networks. Taken together, the paper provides a reconceptualization of how “emotional” information prioritizes visual processing.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612319300585?via%3Dihuben_US
dc.subjectVisual Attentionen_US
dc.subjectThreat superiorityen_US
dc.subjectMotivational relevanceen_US
dc.subjectStimulus saliencyen_US
dc.subjectPrioritizationen_US
dc.subjectLoaden_US
dc.subjectAffecten_US
dc.subjectBrainen_US
dc.subjectTransient Networksen_US
dc.titleWhat drives prioritized visual processing? A motivational relevance accounten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.identifier.eissn18757855
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Marylanden_US
dc.identifier.journalProgress in Brain Researchen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03
dc.author.detailsehs277en_US


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