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The test begins with two to three numbers, increasing until the person commits errors. At the end of a sequence, the person being tested is asked to recall the items in order.
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.

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In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

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An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).

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Complex span tasks, simple span tasks, and cognitive abilities: a reanalysis of key studies.
Colom R, Rebollo I, Abad FJ, Shih PC
(Mem Cognit)
2006 Jan
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