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On each trial, participants choose between a risky and safe option. Each trial involves either gains or losses. The options are presented as a choice of cups. The risky option involves two to five cups, one containing a gain (loss) of $2, $3 or $5, and the others containing $0. If the latter option is selected, the payoff from one cup is selected at random. The safe cup offers a sure gain (loss) $1.
Definition contributed by RPoldrack about six years ago

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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.

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).


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"Initial definition from Hayashi M. cited above"
NPicchetti (about seven years ago)

Term History

REVISION 5

Definition contributed by CTorgerson about seven years ago:a task in which subjects are presented with a number of overturned cups. In some cases only one cup contains a reward, while in other studies the cups contain various levels of rewards (usually different amounts of money).

REVISION 4

Definition contributed by NPicchetti about seven years ago:a task in which researchers can study a subjects cognitive capacity by the way a subject manipulates cups in a given condition.

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by NPicchetti about seven years ago:a task in which researchers can study a subjects cognitive capacity by the way a subject manipulates cups in a given condition. (PMID: 17533755)

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by NPicchetti about seven years ago:a task in which researchers can study a subjects cognitive capacity by the way a subject manipulates cups in a given condition. (PMID: 17533755)

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by SAdministrator about nine years ago:No definition submitted yet

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