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Participants usually perform a choice reaction time in which they have to respond as quickly as possible to a particular stimulus feature (e.g. colour, shape, identity, or location). On a minority of the trials, the go stimulus is followed by an additional signal (e.g. an auditory tone or a visual cue), which instructs participants to withhold their planned response.

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stop signal task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS

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Phenotypes associated with stop signal task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of stop signal task
Free implementations of stop signal task for multiple platforms
Free implementation of stop signal task for Windows
EXTERNAL DATASETS for stop signal task

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.

Stop Signal Reaction Time
response time

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).


Triangulating a cognitive control network using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI.
Aron AR, Behrens TE, Smith S, Frank MJ, Poldrack RA
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience (J Neurosci)
2007 Apr 4

Common neural substrates for inhibition of spoken and manual responses.
Xue G, Aron AR, Poldrack RA
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) (Cereb Cortex)
2008 Aug

Models of response inhibition in the stop-signal and stop-change paradigms.
Verbruggen F, Logan GD
Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews (Neurosci Biobehav Rev)
2009 May

On the ability to inhibit simple and choice reaction time responses: a model and a method.
Logan GD, Cowan WB, Davis KA
(J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform)
1984 Apr

Cortical and subcortical contributions to Stop signal response inhibition: role of the subthalamic nucleus.
Aron AR, Poldrack RA
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience (J Neurosci)
2006 Mar 1

Response inhibition in the stop-signal paradigm.
Verbruggen F, Logan GD
Trends in cognitive sciences (Trends Cogn Sci)
2008 Nov