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A task in which participants alternate between two or more judgments typically regarding the same set of stimuli. Accuracy and reaction time are measured for each judgment.

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Phenotypes associated with set-shifting task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of set-shifting task
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for set-shifting task
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define 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.

nonperservative errors
perservative errors

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).


Switch detection in preschoolers' cognitive flexibility.
Chevalier N, Wiebe SA, Huber KL, Espy KA
Journal of experimental child psychology (J Exp Child Psychol)
2011 Jul

Contrasting mechanisms of impaired attentional set-shifting in patients with frontal lobe damage or Parkinson's disease.
Owen AM, Roberts AC, Hodges JR, Summers BA, Polkey CE, Robbins TW
1993 Oct