The effects of picture degradation on the affective modulation of skin conductance.

2013-02-20T22:53:51Z (GMT) by Andrea De Cesarei Maurizio Codispoti
<p>In the central column, the original intact pictures are shown. At the sides, conditions where pictures were reduced by blurring (left) or by decreasing size (right) are presented. Affective modulation by highly arousing pleasant and unpleasant contents was observed in the intact condition, and this modulation was dampened by picture degradation. A more pronounced reduction of affective modulation was observed following picture size reduction compared to blurring. In the experiment, pictures were presented in color.</p>