Demand Selection Task

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Demand Selection Task

The demand selection task, a measure of bias for less cognitively demanding courses of action developed by Kool et al (2010).
Duration: 50 minutes
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Botvinick, M. (2007). Conflict monitoring and decision making: Reconciling two perspectives on anterior cingulate function. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(4), 356-66.

Kool W, McGuire JT, Rosen ZB, Botvinick MM (2010) Decision making and the avoidance of cognitive demand. J Exp Psychol Gen 139: 665–682.

McGuire JT, Botvinick MM (2010) Prefrontal cortex, cognitive control, and the registration of decision costs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107: 7922–7926.

Schouppe, Ridderinkhof, Verguts, & Notebaert. (2014). Context-specific control and context selection in conflict tasks. Acta Psychologica, 146, 63-66.

Gold, J., Kool, M., Botvinick, W., Hubzin, M., August, L., & Waltz, S. (2015). Cognitive effort avoidance and detection in people with schizophrenia. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(1), 145-154.

Dunn, T., Lutes, D., & Risko, E. (2016). Metacognitive Evaluation in the Avoidance of Demand. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2016.