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Table 2. 
Effect of Cognitive Load on Emotional Ratings of Snake and Neutral Pictures during the n-back Task
Emotion Ratings0-back2-back2-back–0-backp
Snake pictures 
 Fear 62.14 (17.13) 60.47 (16.52) −1.68 (3.95) .004* 
 Disgust 69.09 (17.59) 66.95 (17.05) −2.14 (4.39) .003* 
 Mood 62.78 (12.09) 62.18 (12.43) −0.59 (4.52) .53 
 Valence 65.93 (11.74) 65.03 (11.00) −0.90 (3.71) .36 
 Arousal 64.68 (15.75) 63.46 (15.46) −1.22 (5.03) .11 
Neutral pictures 
 Fear 8.87 (8.92) 11.42 (10.46) 2.56 (6.67) .03* 
 Disgust 7.94 (7.7) 9.35 (8.78) 1.41 (5.62) .13 
 Mood 29.87 (14.8) 31.84 (15.55) 1.97 (7.72) .1 
 Valence 30.87 (12.69) 32.33 (14.49) 1.45 (6.64) .06 
 Arousal 20.98 (14.66) 23.33 (14.5) 2.36 (6.84) .04 
Emotion Ratings0-back2-back2-back–0-backp
Snake pictures 
 Fear 62.14 (17.13) 60.47 (16.52) −1.68 (3.95) .004* 
 Disgust 69.09 (17.59) 66.95 (17.05) −2.14 (4.39) .003* 
 Mood 62.78 (12.09) 62.18 (12.43) −0.59 (4.52) .53 
 Valence 65.93 (11.74) 65.03 (11.00) −0.90 (3.71) .36 
 Arousal 64.68 (15.75) 63.46 (15.46) −1.22 (5.03) .11 
Neutral pictures 
 Fear 8.87 (8.92) 11.42 (10.46) 2.56 (6.67) .03* 
 Disgust 7.94 (7.7) 9.35 (8.78) 1.41 (5.62) .13 
 Mood 29.87 (14.8) 31.84 (15.55) 1.97 (7.72) .1 
 Valence 30.87 (12.69) 32.33 (14.49) 1.45 (6.64) .06 
 Arousal 20.98 (14.66) 23.33 (14.5) 2.36 (6.84) .04 

Depicted are mean and standard deviation (in parentheses) of each condition, as well as the difference score and nominal p values for the effect of cognitive load derived by nonparametric ATS.

*

For fear ratings, p < .05; for all other ratings p < .125 (Bonferroni correction for four comparisons).

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