Reflexive Imagery Task (RIT)

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Reflexive Imagery Task (RIT)

The Reflexive Imagery Task (RIT) by Allen et al (2013) measuring ability to suppress thinking.
Duration: 7 minutes
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Allen, A.K., Wilkins, K., Gazzaley, A. & Morsella, E. (2013). Conscious thoughts from reflex-like processes: A new experimental paradigm for consciousness research. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 1318–1331.

Bhangal, S., Cho, H., Geisler, M., Morsella, E., Alexander, Gerianne M., Baumeister, Roy F., & Vohs, Kathleen D. (2016). The Prospective Nature of Voluntary Action: Insights From the Reflexive Imagery Task. Review of General Psychology, 20(1), 101-117.

Bhangal, Allen, Geisler, & Morsella. (2016). Conscious contents as reflexive processes: Evidence from the habituation of high-level cognitions. Consciousness and Cognition, 41, 177-188.

Cho, Zarolia, Gazzaley, & Morsella. (2016). Involuntary symbol manipulation (Pig Latin) from external control: Implications for thought suppression. Acta Psychologica, 166, 37-41.

Cushing, Gazzaley, & Morsella. (2017). Externally controlled involuntary cognitions and their relations with other representations in consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition, 55, 1-10.