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    Bypassing the gatekeeper: incidental negative cues stimulate choices with negative outcomes
    with Harm Veling
    Cognition and Emotion 33 (5): 1059-1066. 2019.
    ABSTRACTThe Theory of Event Coding predicts that exposure to affective cues can automatically trigger affectively congruent behaviour due to shared representational codes. An intriguing hypothesis from this theory is that exposure to aversive cues can automatically trigger actions that have previously been learned to result in aversive outcomes. Previous work has indeed found such a compatibility effect on reaction times in forced-choice tasks, but not for action selection in free-choice tasks. …Read more