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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Brain changes caused by encouraging expressions.
Martín-Loeches et al. find that encouraging and discouraging messages elicit a similar long-lasting brain emotional response during a visuospatial task. Further, encouraging expressions are able to alter the customary working pattern of the visual attention system for shape selection in the attended location.