Neural temporal dynamics of contingency judgement

Heisz, Jennifer J., Hannah, Samuel, Shedden, Judith M. and Allan, Lorraine G. (2011) Neural temporal dynamics of contingency judgement. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64 4: 792-806. doi:10.1080/17470218.2010.517322

Author Heisz, Jennifer J.
Hannah, Samuel
Shedden, Judith M.
Allan, Lorraine G.
Title Neural temporal dynamics of contingency judgement
Journal name Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-0218
Publication date 2011
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17470218.2010.517322
Volume 64
Issue 4
Start page 792
End page 806
Total pages 15
Place of publication Hove, E. Sussex, U.K.
Publisher Psychology Press
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The present study captures the dynamics of neural processing across positively contingent, negatively contingent, and noncontingent relations. In the setting of a hypothetical chat room conversation, participants rated the contingency of emotional response between two individuals. Event-related potentials (ERPs) were time-locked to the onset of each emotional event. Although each event alone was ambiguous regarding contingency, its neural response was characteristic of the overall contingent relation and the subsequent contingency rating. Very early displays of contingency modified the ERP anterior N1 (AN1) component amplitude. In contrast, the ERP selection negativity (SN) component amplitude seemed to be more sensitive to display properties than contingency. Our results point to the recruitment of early attentional processes for contingency judgement and highlight the efficiency of statistical information processing.
Keyword Contingency judgement
Event-related potential
Anterior N1
Selection negativity
Partial least-squares
Selective attention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 14 Oct 2010.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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