Time course of ssVEP amplitude: correct vs. incorrect report. (A) Grand mean time course of ssVEP amplitude across posterior electrode sites, for trials with correct versus incorrect report at lag 2, across emotion categories. Notably, trials with incorrect T2 response displayed a marked increase in amplitude following the T1, suggesting that greater cortical facilitation for the first target interferes with T2 identification. Response to T2 showed the opposite pattern, being associated with greater enhancement for correctly identified trials. (B) Grand mean time courses of ssVEP amplitude across the same electrode sites, for 500 grand means calculated from correct and incorrect T2 trials with arousing (pleasant and unpleasant) and neutral T2 trials equally contributing to the correct and incorrect condition, respectively. Different trials were sampled in a bootstrap approach from the entire set of trials on the level of individual participants, and grand means were generated 500 times after resampling for each individual. This analysis shows that early enhancement and late reduction of ssVEP amplitude for incorrect T2 trials is not due to unequal contribution of trials with emotion content to the correct/incorrect conditions (see Methods).