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Effect of mind state on mind action

June 10th, 2009

Interesting article from Neurophilosophy blog on scienceblogs.com about how our emotion can affect not only our behavior but our exact vision.

A number of behavioural studies have already shown that emotions can have an effect on perception. When, for example, observers are asked to selectively pay attention to a target at the centre of the visual field while ignoring surrounding “distractor” objects, the prior induction of a positive emotional state leads to more interference from the surrounding objects than does induction of a negative mood.
Full article on Neurophilosoply

Time perception also affected by emotion state. There is another article.

That is the time–emotion paradox: why given that we possess a sophisticated time measurement mechanism, are we so inaccurate in our temporal judgements when experiencing emotions?

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