Emotional Face N-Back Task (EFNBACK)

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Emotional Face N-Back Task (EFNBACK)

An n-back task in which targets are flanked by faces depicting various emotional expressions as designed by Ladouceur et al (2009).
Duration: 30 minutes
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Last Updated
Jul 1, 2024, 2:25PM
Jul 1, 2024, 2:25PM


Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Emotional Face N-Back Task (EFNBACK).

Ladouceur, C. D., Silk, J. S., Dahl, R. E., Ostapenko, L., Kronhaus, D. M., & Phillips, M. L. (2009). Fearful faces influence attentional control processes in anxious youth and adults. Emotion, 9(6), 855-864.

Bertocci, M., Bebko, G., Mullin, B., Langenecker, S., Ladouceur, C., Almeida, J., & Phillips, M. (2012). Abnormal anterior cingulate cortical activity during emotional n -back task performance distinguishes bipolar from unipolar depressed females. Psychological Medicine, 42(7), 1417-1428.

Villemonteix, Marx, Septier, Berger, Hacker, Bahadori, . . . Massat. (2017). Attentional control of emotional interference in children with ADHD and typically developing children: An emotional N-back study. Psychiatry Research, 254, 1-7.