Keep Track Task

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Keep Track Task

A task in which participants must keep track of whether each of a series of words falls into one of n of categories as described by Friedman et al (2008).
Duration: 15 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
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Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Keep Track Task.

Yntema, D. B. (1963). Keeping track of several things at once. Human Factors, 5, 7–17.

Dafters, R. (2006). Chronic ecstasy (MDMA) use is associated with deficits in task-switching but not inhibition or memory updating executive functions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 83(2), 181-184.

Friedman, N.P., Miyake, A., Young, S.E., DeFries, J.C., Corley, R.P., & Hewitt, J.K. (2008). Individual Differences in Executive Functions Are Almost Entirely Genetic in Origin. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 201-225.

Tamnes, Christian K., Ostby, Ylva, Walhovd, Kristine B., Westlye, Lars T., Due-Tonnessen, Paulina, & Fjell, Anders M. (2010). Neuroanatomical Correlates of Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Cortical Thickness. Neuropsychologia, 48(9), 2496-2508.

Tamnes, Christian K., Walhovd, Kristine B., Grydeland, Håkon, Holland, Dominic, Østby, Ylva, Dale, Anders M., & Fjell, Anders M. (2013). Longitudinal Working Memory Development Is Related to Structural Maturation of Frontal and Parietal Cortices. 25(10), 1611-1623.