Cortical reactions to verbal abuse: event-related brain potentials reflecting the processing of socially threatening words

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dc.contributor.authorWabnitz, Pascal
dc.contributor.authorMartens, Ulla
dc.contributor.authorNeuner, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:07:17Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:07:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn09594965
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7798-
dc.description.abstractHuman information processing is sensitive to aversive stimuli, in particular to negative cues that indicate a threat to physical integrity. We investigated the extent to which these findings can be transferred to stimuli that are associated with a social rather than a physical threat. Event-related potentials were recorded during silent reading of neutral, positive, physically threatening, and socially threatening words, whereby socially threatening words were represented by swear words. We found facilitated processing of positive and physically threatening words in contrast to both neutral and socially threatening words at a first potential that emerged at about 120 ms after stimulus onset At a semantic processing stage reflected by the N400, processing of all classes of affective words, including socially threatening words, differed from neutral words. We conclude that socially threatening words as well as neutral words capture more attentional resources than positive and physically threatening words at early stages. However, social threatening words are processed in a manner similar to other emotional words and different from neutral words at higher levels. NeuroReport 23:774-779 (C) 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health vertical bar Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
dc.relation.ispartofNEUROREPORT
dc.subjectATTENTION
dc.subjectEMOTION
dc.subjectevent-related potentials
dc.subjectexclusion
dc.subjectLANGUAGE
dc.subjectMEMORY
dc.subjectN400
dc.subjectNeurosciences
dc.subjectNeurosciences & Neurology
dc.subjectsocial threat
dc.subjectTASK
dc.titleCortical reactions to verbal abuse: event-related brain potentials reflecting the processing of socially threatening words
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/WNR.0b013e328356f7a6
dc.identifier.isiISI:000307695300007
dc.description.volume23
dc.description.issue13
dc.description.startpage774
dc.description.endpage779
dc.contributor.researcheridB-7990-2010
dc.publisher.place530 WALNUT ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-3621 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationNeuroreport
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