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Operation Span Task (OSPAN)

Resources and information for using the Operation Span Task (OSPAN) with Inquisit.

Scripts

To see the script run in Inquisit Web, click "View Demo". To run it locally with Inquisit Lab, first install Inquisit Lab, and then download the script.

Automated Operation Span
This script implements the Automated Operation Span (OSPAN) Task. Thanks to David Nitz for programming this script, and Jerry Grenard for programming an earlier version.
Inquisit 4 Download Script View Demo Last Updated: Oct 29, 2012, 10:23AM
Inquisit 3 Download Script View Demo Last Updated: Oct 3, 2012, 10:08AM

Selected Bibliography

Turner, M. L., & Engle, R. W. (1989). Is working memory capacity task dependent? Journal of Memory & Language, 28, 127-154.

Kane, M. J., Bleckley, M. K., Conway, A. R. A., & Engle, R. W. (2001). A controlled-attention view of working-memory capacity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 130, 169-183.

Kane, M. J., & Engle, R. W. (2003). Working-memory capacity and the control of attention: The contributions of goal neglect, response competition, and task set to Stroop interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 132, 47-70.

Unsworth, N., Heitz, R.P., Schrock, J.C., & Engle, R.W. (2005). An automated version of the operation span task. Behavior Research Methods, 37, 498 - 505.

Links

Randy Engle. Georgia Tech.

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