Behavioural and eye-tracking, Experimental data



Data is of three types
(1) Working memory performance behavioural data,
(2) eye movement data,
(3) Questionnaire data.

This project investigates how threatening versus non-threatening expressions of emotion deferentially modulate the precision and durability of face identity-location bindings in visuospatial working memory. Experiments 1-4 comprise the main data and results of a visuo-spatial WM task in which participants (aged between 18-40 years) were asked to remember the identity and location of between 1 to 4 faces presented on a computer screen. After a maintenance period, a test face was presented in the centre of the screen and participants had to relocate this face to where it was. Faces during the encoding period conveyed emotion whereas the test face was neutral. In 4 experiments (Experiments 1, 2, 3a/b/c, 4), we manipulated different parameters such as: the number of study faces (Experiment 1),the duration of the maintenance period (Experiment 2), the type and the number of emotions present at encoding (Experiments 3 and 4). An additional experiment (Experiment 0) was conducted early on to assess the influence of competing emotions at encoding on purely visual WM.
Date made available17 Aug 2017
PublisherUK Data Service
Temporal coverage3 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015

Funder and Grant Reference number

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • ES/L008912/1

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