Emotional Go / No-Go Task

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Emotional Go / No-Go Task

An emotional go/no-go task as described by Tottenham et al (2011). The test is designed to work with NSTIM image database, which case be downloaded separately.
Duration: 9 minutes
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Tottenham, N., Hare, T.A. & and B. J. Casey, B.J. (2011). Behavioral assessment of emotion discrimination, emotion regulation, and cognitive control in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Frontiers in Psychology

Gole, Köchel, Schäfer, & Schienle. (2011). Threat engagement, disengagement, and sensitivity bias in worry-prone individuals as measured by an emotional go/no-go task. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43(1), 532-539.

Yerys, B., Kenworthy, L., Jankowski, K., Strang, J., Wallace, G., Rao, Stephen M., & Brown, Gregory G. (2013). Separate Components of Emotional Go/No-Go Performance Relate to Autism Versus Attention Symptoms in Children With Autism. Neuropsychology, 27(5), 537-545.

Trinkl, M., Greimel, E., Bartling, J., Grünewald, B., Schulte‐Körne, G., & Grossheinrich, N. (2015). Right‐lateralization of N2‐amplitudes in depressive adolescents: An emotional go/no‐go study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(1), 76-86.

Hildebrandt, T., Grotzinger, A., & Schulz, K. (2016). Anorexia nervosa, emotional go/no‐go, and the distinct effect of testosterone. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(1), 69-76.

Ho, Hall, Noseworthy, & Dematteo. (2017). An Emotional Go/No-Go fMRI study in adolescents with depressive symptoms following concussion. International Journal of Psychophysiology, <xocs:firstpage xmlns:xocs=""/>.

Sinke, Wollmer, Kneer, Kahl, & Kruger. (2017). Interaction between behavioral inhibition and emotional processing in borderline personality disorder using a pictorial emotional go/no-go paradigm. Psychiatry Research, 256, 286-289.


The NimStim Face Stimulus Set. Request the NimStim image database from MacBrain.org.