Maekawa, T, Anderson SJ, de Brecht M, Yamagishi N
PLoS One. 2018 Apr 17;13(4):e0195865
The study of visual perception has largely been completed without regard to the influence that an individual’s emotional status may have on their performance in visual tasks. However, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that mood may affect not only creative abilities and interpersonal skills but also the capacity to perform low-level cognitive tasks. Here, we sought to determine whether rudimentary visual search processes are similarly affected by emotion.