The N170 is a negative event-related potential (ERP) component elicited roughly 170 milliseconds in response to faces (Rossion, et.al., 2000) and is modulated by emotional content of the expression (Batty and Taylor, 2003) and congruence between the emotion of the facial expression and an emotional contextual scene (Righart and deGelder, 2008)
The N400 is related to semantic language comprehension (Kutas and Federmeier, 2000) such that target words that are incongruent with the semantic context of asentence elicit larger N400 amplitudes than congruent target words (Kutas & Fedemermeier, 2011).
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of context, trait-inference, and emotional valence on socioemotional expectancy violations while controlling for individual mood state congruence. Furthermore, the study sought to expand the ability to perform cross- cultural neuroscience research utilizing psychophysiological measures.
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