Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience

Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 4, December

Affective Guidance in the Iowa Gambling Task
It has been suggested that affective states can guide higher level cognitive processes and that such affective guidance may be particularly important when real-life decisions are made under uncertainty. We ask whether affect guides decisions in a laboratory...
Does Incongruence of Lexicosemantic and Prosodic Information Cause Discernible Cognitive Conflict?
We are often required to interpret discordant emotional signals. Whereas equivalent cognitive paradigms cause noticeable conflict via their behavioral and psychophysiological effects, the same may not necessarily be true for discordant emotions. Skin...
Effects of Emotion on Item and Source Memory in Young and Older Adults
Emotional experiences are easier to remember than neutral ones, but whether memory for all aspects of an experience is unproved by emotion remains unclear. Some researchers have argued that the influence of emotion on memory is different for item than...
Intact Emotion-Induced Recognition Bias in Neuropsychological Patients with Executive Control Deficits
In recognition memory tasks, emotionally negative words are judged more often as "old" relative to emotionally neutral words, suggesting a shift in response bias. We wondered whether this bias shift was due to the flexible regulation of executive control...
Jumping to Conclusions: A Network Model Predicts Schizophrenic Patients' Performance on a Probabilistic Reasoning Task
This article extends computational models of schizophrenia that focus on the negative aspects of this syndrome to behavioral biases that are associated with a positive symptom of schizophrenia, namely delusions. The phenomenon studied is the "jump-to-conclusions"...
Motion in the Mind's Eye: Comparing Mental and Visual Rotation
Mental rotation is among the most widely studied visuospatial skills in humans. The processes involved in mental rotation have been described as analogous to seeing an object physically rotate. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging of the whole...
Reappraisal Modulates the Electrocortical Response to Unpleasant Pictures
Cognitive strategies such as reappraisal reduce the intensity of negative experience and brain activity that is sensitive to emotional salience. The time course of reappraisal-related neural modulation remains unclear, and it is unknown whether the electrocortical...