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Emotional Stroop interference for threatening words is related to reduced EEG delta-beta coupling and low attentional control

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Previously, electroencephalographic (EEG) delta-beta coupling (positive correlation between power in the fast beta and slow delta frequency bands) has been related to affective processing. For instance, differences in delta-beta coupling have been observed between people in a psychological stress condition and controls. We previously reported relationships between attentional threat processing and delta-beta coupling and individual differences in attentional control. The present study extended and replicated these findings in a large mixed gender sample (. N=. 80). Results demonstrated that emotional Stroop task interference for threatening words was related to self-reported attentional inhibition capacity and frontal delta-beta coupling. There was no clear gender difference for delta-beta coupling (only a non-significant trend) and the relationship between delta-beta coupling and attentional threat-processing was not affected by gender. These results replicate and extend an earlier finding concerning delta-beta coupling and cognitive affect regulation and further clarify relationships between delta-beta coupling, attentional control, and threat-processing.

Authors


  •   Putman, Peter (external author)
  •   Arias-Garcia, Elsa (external author)
  •   Pantazi, Ioanna (external author)
  •   van Schie, Charlotte C.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Putman, P., Arias-Garcia, E., Pantazi, I. & van Schie, C. (2012). Emotional Stroop interference for threatening words is related to reduced EEG delta-beta coupling and low attentional control. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84 (2), 194-200.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84860315701

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 194

End Page


  • 200

Volume


  • 84

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • Previously, electroencephalographic (EEG) delta-beta coupling (positive correlation between power in the fast beta and slow delta frequency bands) has been related to affective processing. For instance, differences in delta-beta coupling have been observed between people in a psychological stress condition and controls. We previously reported relationships between attentional threat processing and delta-beta coupling and individual differences in attentional control. The present study extended and replicated these findings in a large mixed gender sample (. N=. 80). Results demonstrated that emotional Stroop task interference for threatening words was related to self-reported attentional inhibition capacity and frontal delta-beta coupling. There was no clear gender difference for delta-beta coupling (only a non-significant trend) and the relationship between delta-beta coupling and attentional threat-processing was not affected by gender. These results replicate and extend an earlier finding concerning delta-beta coupling and cognitive affect regulation and further clarify relationships between delta-beta coupling, attentional control, and threat-processing.

Authors


  •   Putman, Peter (external author)
  •   Arias-Garcia, Elsa (external author)
  •   Pantazi, Ioanna (external author)
  •   van Schie, Charlotte C.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Putman, P., Arias-Garcia, E., Pantazi, I. & van Schie, C. (2012). Emotional Stroop interference for threatening words is related to reduced EEG delta-beta coupling and low attentional control. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84 (2), 194-200.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84860315701

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 194

End Page


  • 200

Volume


  • 84

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands