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Emotional Facial Processing: Does Cognitive Load Make a Difference?
  • Elsie Ong,
  • Rick Law Tsz Chun
Elsie Ong
University of Hong Kong

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The manuscript is titled ‘Emotional facial processing: does cognitive load make a difference?’ and it describes a research study that measures how emotion and distraction of different cognitive loads may impact working memory performance. The findings show that cognitive load on working memory performance, with poorer working memory performance in the high compared to the low level of distraction. However, no effects of emotional faces were found on task performance. The work therefore has significance with regard to cognitive processing and working memory span.