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Distraction by deviant sounds: disgusting and neutral words capture attention to the same extent
Several studies have argued that words evoking negative emotions, such as disgust, grab attention more than neutral words, and leave traces in memory that are more persistent. However, these conclusions are typically based ...
Processing gender agreement errors in pleasant and unpleasant words: An ERP study at the sentence level
In this study we examine the extent to which aspects such as the emotionality coded in words may interfere with the processing of gender agreement errors in a sentence grammaticality judgement task. We follow the ...
Psycholinguistic and affective norms for 1,252 Spanish idiomatic expressions
This study provides psycholinguistic and affective norms for 1,252 Spanish idiomatic expressions. A total of 965 Spanish native speakers rated the idioms in 7 subjective variables: familiarity, knowledge of the expression, ...
Unraveling the mystery about the negative valence bias: does arousal account for processing differences in unpleasant words?
Many studies have found that the emotional content of words affects visual word recognition. However, most of them have only considered affective valence, finding inconsistencies regarding the direction of the effects, ...
A Study on the Psychological Wound of COVID-19 in University Students
(Frontiers Media, 2021)
An increasing number of studies have addressed the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the general population. Nevertheless, far less is known about the impact on specific populations such as university students, ...
The mechanisms underlying grammatical gender selection in language production: a meta-analysis of the gender congruency effect
Grammatical gender retrieval during language production has been largely addressed through the picture-word interference (PWI) paradigm, with the aim of capturing the so-called gender congruency effect (GCE). In the PWI ...