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Does contingency awareness mediate the influence of emotional learning on the cueing of visual attention?

An Raes (UGent) , Rudi De Raedt (UGent) , Wim Fias (UGent) , Ernst Koster (UGent) and Stefaan Van Damme (UGent)
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Previous research has indicated that conditioning depends on contingency awareness (CA). However, we argue that these studies have examined this issue under methodological conditions that might be insensitive to associative learning without CA. In the present study we examined the effect of an experimental manipulation of CA on attentive processing of classically conditioned stimuli, which is sensitive to associative learning with and without CA. We found that aversive conditioning with additional contingency instructions modulated visual attention, in the sense that the conditioned cues captured and held attention more strongly than the non-conditioned cues. Surprisingly, conditioning under conditions of restricted CA yielded a response pattern that was different from that under full CA. These findings suggest that conditioning with full and restricted CA can lead to qualitatively different effects on attention.
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fear conditioning, contingency awareness, attention

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Raes, An et al. “Does Contingency Awareness Mediate the Influence of Emotional Learning on the Cueing of Visual Attention?” PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG 73.1 (2009): 107–113. Print.
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Raes, An, De Raedt, R., Fias, W., Koster, E., & Van Damme, S. (2009). Does contingency awareness mediate the influence of emotional learning on the cueing of visual attention? PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG, 73(1), 107–113.
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Raes, An, Rudi De Raedt, Wim Fias, Ernst Koster, and Stefaan Van Damme. 2009. “Does Contingency Awareness Mediate the Influence of Emotional Learning on the Cueing of Visual Attention?” Psychological Research-psychologische Forschung 73 (1): 107–113.
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Raes, An, Rudi De Raedt, Wim Fias, Ernst Koster, and Stefaan Van Damme. 2009. “Does Contingency Awareness Mediate the Influence of Emotional Learning on the Cueing of Visual Attention?” Psychological Research-psychologische Forschung 73 (1): 107–113.
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Raes A, De Raedt R, Fias W, Koster E, Van Damme S. Does contingency awareness mediate the influence of emotional learning on the cueing of visual attention? PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG. Heidelberg ; GERMANY: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG; 2009;73(1):107–13.
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A. Raes, R. De Raedt, W. Fias, E. Koster, and S. Van Damme, “Does contingency awareness mediate the influence of emotional learning on the cueing of visual attention?,” PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 107–113, 2009.
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  abstract     = {Previous research has indicated that conditioning depends on contingency awareness (CA). However, we argue that these studies have examined this issue under methodological conditions that might be insensitive to associative learning without CA. In the present study we examined the effect of an experimental manipulation of CA on attentive processing of classically conditioned stimuli, which is sensitive to associative learning with and without CA. We found that aversive conditioning with additional contingency instructions modulated visual attention, in the sense that the conditioned cues captured and held attention more strongly than the non-conditioned cues. Surprisingly, conditioning under conditions of restricted CA yielded a response pattern that was different from that under full CA. These findings suggest that conditioning with full and restricted CA can lead to qualitatively different effects on attention.},
  author       = {Raes, An and De Raedt, Rudi and Fias, Wim and Koster, Ernst and Van Damme, Stefaan},
  issn         = {1430-2772},
  journal      = {PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH-PSYCHOLOGISCHE FORSCHUNG},
  keywords     = {fear conditioning,contingency awareness,attention},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {107--113},
  publisher    = {SPRINGER HEIDELBERG},
  title        = {Does contingency awareness mediate the influence of emotional learning on the cueing of visual attention?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-008-0141-y},
  volume       = {73},
  year         = {2009},
}

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