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A task in which subjects are first shown a set of categories to keep track of for a particular trial (e.g., animals, colors, and countries). They are then presented with words (including words from each category), and must remember the last word that was presented from each of the categories and recall those words at the end of the trial.
Definition contributed by RPoldrack about eight years ago

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


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.


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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The unity and diversity of executive functions and their contributions to complex
Miyake A, Friedman NP, Emerson MJ, Witzki AH, Howerter A, Wager TD
Cognitive psychology (Cogn Psychol)
2000 Aug
Citation added by RPoldrack about eight years ago
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Keeping track of several things at once.
(Hum Factors)
1963 Feb
Citation added by CWhite about two years ago
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