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Prelude to Passion: Limbic Activation by “Unseen” Drug and Sexual Cues

Figure 1

“Unseen” cue paradigm.

24 randomly-presented 33 msec targets in each of four categories (cocaine, sexual, aversive and neutral, interspersed with grey-screen nulls) were immediately followed by a 467 msec neutral “masking” stimulus”. Under these conditions, the 33 msec stimuli can escape conscious detection (see Methods for additional task details).

Figure 1