Electrophysiological Correlates of Emotional See-Saw Effect on a Go/No-Go Task

Remigiusz Szczepanowski , Michał Folwarczny , Magdalena Król , Dariusz Doliński , Joanna Budzisz


Social influence studies show that manipulation of rapid affective changes, the so-called emotional see-saw, works effectively as it triggers a mindlessness state through cognitive deficits. This study aimed at investigating the neuronal mechanisms underlying mindlessness behavior evoked by the fear-then-relief technique. We hypothesized that rapid affective changes due to the fear-then-relief procedure impair top-down cognitive operations (monitoring) in the brain. To examine such a hypothesis, we conducted a go/no-go task along with ERP (event-related potential) measures where participants were required to inhibit their motor responses, and then we applied an emotional see-saw to disrupt participants’ expectancies regarding their performance. In the next stage, we inspected monitoring operations by analyzing no-go responses and their electrophysiological counterparts in the brain, such as No-Go N2 amplitudes. The electrophysiological measures revealed stronger monitoring impairments in the brain for participants exposed to the emotional see-saw. Contrary to expectations, participants from the emotional see-saw group showed an increase in inhibition as opposed to the group manipulated only with anxiety. One may therefore conclude that there is no clear empirical evidence concerning distinct behavioral-electrophysiological patterns under an emotional see-saw state.
Author Remigiusz Szczepanowski
Remigiusz Szczepanowski,,
, Michał Folwarczny
Michał Folwarczny,,
, Magdalena Król (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Magdalena Król,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Dariusz Doliński (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Dariusz Doliński,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Joanna Budzisz
Joanna Budzisz,,
Journal seriesCurrent Psychology, ISSN 1046-1310, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishEmotional see-saw . Inhibition . Monitoring . Go/no-go task . ERP
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-017-9626-4
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.736; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.28 (2) - 2017=1.165 (5)
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