Contextual effects of surprised expressions on the encoding and recognition of emotional target faces: an event-related potential (ERP) study.
Biol Psychol 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
Institute of Medical Psychology and Systems Neuroscience, University of Muenster, 48149 Muenster, Germany.
Several studies reported that the encoding and recognition of emotional target faces are modulated by negative contextual expressions. However, it is unknown whether other contextual expressions, such as emotionally ambiguous expressions, affect the encoding and recognition of target faces. To this end, electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded during the presentation of angry or happy target faces after a random sequence of surprised or neutral contextual faces that did not differ in normative valence ratings. Read More