Psychophysical evidence for distinct contributions in processing low and high spatial frequencies of fearful facial expressions in backward masking task

Remigiusz Szczepanowski , Agata Sobków


The present report examined the hypothesis that two distinct visual routes contribute in processing low and high spatial frequencies of fearful facial expressions. Having the participants presented with a backwardly masked task, we analyzed conscious processing of spatial frequency contents of emotional faces according to both objective and subjective task- relevant criteria. It was shown that fear perception in the presence of the low-frequency faces can be supported by stronger automaticity leading to less false positives. In contrary, the detection of high-frequency fearful faces was more likely supported by conscious awareness leading to more true positives.
Author Remigiusz Szczepanowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Remigiusz Szczepanowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Agata Sobków (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Agata Sobków,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2012
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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