Emotion Cognition Interaction

HOW DO COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE PROCESSING INTERACT?

Cognitive and affective processing are tightly interwoven. Especially items with negative emotional valence seem to induce an emotion induced recognition bias. As can be seen in this figure, the pupillary response nicely mirrors the coupling of emotion and cognition.

related publications:

Võ, M. L.-H., Jacobs, A. M., Kuchinke, L., Conrad, M., Schacht, A., & Hutzler, F. (2008). Emotion/Cognition Coupling In The Eye: Introducing the Pupil Old/New Effect. Psychophysiology, 45, 130-140.

Hofmann, M. F., Kuchinke, L., Tamm, S., Võ, M. L.-H., & Jacobs, A. M. (2009). Affective processing within 1/10th of a second: High arousal is necessary for early facilitative processing of negative but not positive words. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(4), 389-397.

Kuchinke, L., Võ, M. L.-H., Hofmann, M., & Jacobs, A. M. (2007). Pupillary responses during lexical decisions vary with word frequency but not emotional content. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 65(2), 132-140.

Kuchinke, L., Jacobs, A. M., Grubich, C., Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., & Herrmann, M. (2006). Modulation of PFC activation by emotional words in recognition memory. NeuroReport, 17(10), 1037-1041.

Kuchinke, L., Jacobs, A. M., Grubich, C., Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., & Herrmann, M. (2005). Incidental effects of emotional valence in single word processing: an fMRI study. Neuroimage 28 (4), 1022-1032.