Operation Span Task (OSPAN)
Alternate Names: Automated Operation Span TaskFREE for use with an Inquisit Lab or Inquisit Web license.
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Automated Operation Span - English
The Automated Operation Span (OSPAN) Task. Thanks to David Nitz for programming this script, and Jerry Grenard for programming an earlier version.
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Randy Engle. Georgia Tech.