Mechanizm selekcji i indywidualne zasoby uwagi a przetwarzanie ekspresji mimicznej
Jakub Niewiarowski, Paulina Tasiemska
Rocznik: 2004 Tom: 10 Numer: 1
The article considers facial expression recognition using stimuli written in verbal and visual code. Those two processes are considered in the context of the main aspects of attention: information selection and mental resources allocation. The created procedure based on the dual task paradigm allows observing the difference in reaction times, accuracy and errors made by the subject during the single and dual tasks. The results of the conducted study show that the cognitive load and the type of code of presented stimuli influence the processing of emotional communicates. Differences in reaction times, efficiency, and information processing strategies are observed during categorization of different emotions. We also present empirical data concerning the functioning of attentional mechanisms and the ability of cognitive facial expression processing in high-level alexithymia subjects.