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Research Article

How the Emotional Content of Discourse Affects Language Comprehension

  • Laura Jiménez-Ortega mail,

    laura.jimenez.ortega@psi.ucm.es

    Affiliations: Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, UCM-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain, Psychobiology Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Manuel Martín-Loeches,

    Affiliations: Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, UCM-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain, Psychobiology Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Pilar Casado,

    Affiliations: Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, UCM-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain, Psychobiology Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Alejandra Sel,

    Affiliation: Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, UCM-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain

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  • Sabela Fondevila,

    Affiliation: Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, UCM-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain

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  • Pilar Herreros de Tejada,

    Affiliation: Psychobiology Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Annekathrin Schacht,

    Affiliations: Pyschobiology Department, Humboldt-University at Berlin, Berlin, Germany, CRC Text Structures, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

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  • Werner Sommer

    Affiliation: Pyschobiology Department, Humboldt-University at Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: March 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033718
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Laura Jiménez-Ortega, Manuel Martín-Loeches, Pilar Casado, Alejandra Sel, Sabela Fondevila
Center for Human Evolution and Behavior, UCM-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain
Laura Jiménez-Ortega, Manuel Martín-Loeches, Pilar Casado, Pilar Herreros de Tejada
Psychobiology Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Annekathrin Schacht, Werner Sommer
Pyschobiology Department, Humboldt-University at Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Annekathrin Schacht
CRC Text Structures, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: laura.jimenez.ortega@psi.ucm.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM-L LJ-O PC WS. Performed the experiments: LJ-O PC SF A. Sel PHT. Analyzed the data: LJ-O MM-L PC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LJ-O PHT. Wrote the paper: LJ-O MM-L PC WS A. Schacht SF A. Sel PHT.