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A task in which participants are presented with sequentially presented digits and are then asked to recall the items. The number of digits that can be correctly recalled provides an estimate of working memory capacity.

Definition contributed by Anonymous
digit span task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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Phenotypes associated with digit span task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of digit span task
Configurable web-based test paradigm with original or reverse recall
EXTERNAL DATASETS for digit span task
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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.

number of digits

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).


P300 latency correlates with digit span.
Polich J, Howard L, Starr A
1983 Nov

The Value of the WISC-IV Digit Span Subtest in Detecting Noncredible Performance during Pediatric Neuropsychological Examinations.
Kirkwood MW, Hargrave DD, Kirk JW
Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists (Arch Clin Neuropsychol)
2011 May 19