DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2019.09.002
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ZHANG Shu, GUO Qingke

Abstract: Rapid and accurate perception of threat information is a critical ability and a prerequisite to survive natural selection for humans. To investigate whether threatening stimuli, especially phylogenetic and ontogenetic threats, are processed automatically, we analyzed the visual mismatch negativity (vMMN, an event-related potential component reflecting automatic processing) elicited by the threats with a cross-modal oddball paradigm, where participants were required to focus on the auditory stimuli and ignore t…

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