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Running Span Task - English

The Running Span Task. Thanks to David Nitz for programming this script.

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Find peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Running Span Task

Pollack, I., Johnson, L. B., & Knaff, P. R. (1959). Running memory span. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57, 137-146.

Hockey, R. (1973). Rate of presentation in running memory and direct manipulation of input-processing strategies. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 25, 104-111.

Morris, N., & Jones, D. M. (1990). Memory updating in working memory: The role of the central executive. British Journal of Psychology, 81, 111-121.

Mukunda, K. V., & Hall, V. C. (1992). Does performance on memory for order correlate with performance on standardized measures of ability? A meta-analysis. Intelligence, 16, 81-97.

Bunting, M., Cowan, N., & Saults, J. S. (2006). How does running memory span work? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1691-1700.

Elosúa, M. R., & Ruiz, R. M. (2008). Absence of hardly pursued updating in a running memory task. Psychological Research, 72, 451-460.

Broadway, J. M., & Engle, R. W. (2010). Validating Running Memory Span: Measurement of Working Memory Capacity and Links with Fluid Intelligence. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 563-570.