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a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent flanker stimuli. Stimulus presentation is preceded by different cue conditions and the participant is instructed to identify the target stimulus.
Synonyms: ANT, Attentional Network Task
Definition contributed by JGonzlez Torre about three years ago

Descendant of: Eriksen flanker taskPosner cueing task
attention networks test has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS



as measured by the contrast:







DISORDERS associated with attention networks test
 Incongruent minus congruent: Conflict / Executive network efficiency

IMPLEMENTATIONS of attention networks test
Implementation #1 Inquisit 4 version. Adults and children versions.
Implementation #2 Original task. e-prime / java / online / short versions for adults and children.
EXTERNAL DATASETS for attention networks test
No external datasets have been added.
CONTRASTS

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.

INDICATORS

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).


User Discussion


"original definition by CWhite, modified by MLewis"
MLewis (about five years ago)


"How does this differ from the Posner cueing task?"
MLewis (about five years ago)
"did my own research and answered my own question!"
MLewis (about five years ago)


"for the task contrasts, you should not include the concepts that they supposedly measure (e.g., "attention orienting"). rather, you should link the contrasts to those concepts (if they don't exist you will need to first define them)"
RPoldrack (about six years ago)
"got it. I will change it when that ability becomes available"
CWhite (about six years ago)

Term History

REVISION 11

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent flanker stimuli. Stimulus presentation is preceded by different cue conditions and the participant is instructed to identify the target stimulus.

REVISION 10

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent flanker stimuli. Stimulus presentation is preceded by different cue conditions and the participant is instructed to identify the target stimulus.

REVISION 9

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent flanker stimuli. Stimulus presentation is preceded by different cue conditions and the participant is instructed to identify the target stimulus.

REVISION 8

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent (

REVISION 7

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent (TEST)

REVISION 6

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent (

REVISION 5

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:a combination of the Posner cueing paradigm and the Eriksen flanker test, the ANT presents participants with a target item (>) surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent (

REVISION 4

Definition contributed by CWhite about six years ago:involves presenting participants with flanker stimuli in which a target item (>) is surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent ( > > >) flankers. Stimulus presentation is preceded by different cue conditions and the participant is instructed to identify the target stimulus.

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by CWhite about six years ago:involves presenting participants with flanker stimuli in which a target item (>) is surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent (

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by CWhite about six years ago:involves presenting participants with flanker stimuli in which a target item (>) is surrounded by congruent (> > > > >), neutral (- - > - -), or incongruent (

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by NPicchetti about six years ago:No definition submitted yet.

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Term Bibliography

Development of attentional networks in childhood.
Rueda MR, Fan J, McCandliss BD, Halparin JD, Gruber DB, Lercari LP, Posner MI
Neuropsychologia (Neuropsychologia)
2004
Citation added by JGonzlez Torre about three years ago
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Assessing the molecular genetics of attention networks.
Fossella J, Sommer T, Fan J, Wu Y, Swanson JM, Pfaff DW, Posner MI
(BMC Neurosci)
2002 Oct 4
Citation added by ACostanzo about three years ago
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Testing the efficiency and independence of attentional networks.
Fan J, McCandliss BD, Sommer T, Raz A, Posner MI
Journal of cognitive neuroscience (J Cogn Neurosci)
2002 Apr 1
Citation added by CWhite about six years ago
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The attention system of the human brain.
Posner MI, Petersen SE
Annual review of neuroscience (Annu Rev Neurosci)
1990
Citation added by MLewis about five years ago
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