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Sentence Verification Task - English

The Sentence Verification Task measure of scientific knowledge as developed by Shtulman & Valcarcel (2012)

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Find peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Sentence Verification Task

Thomas, E., Hemenway, K., & Restle, Frank. (1981). Processing instructions, markedness, and congruity effects in a sentence verification task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 7(3), 701-718.

Hartley, L., Dunne, M., Schwartz, S., & Brown, J. (1986). Effect of noise on cognitive strategies in a sentence verification task. Ergonomics, 29(4), 607-617.

Sanjuán, Forn, Ventura-Campos, Rodríguez-Pujadas, García-Porcar, Belloch, . . . Ávila. (2010). The sentence verification task: A reliable fMRI protocol for mapping receptive language in individual subjects. European Radiology, 20(10), 2432-2438.

Shtulman, A. & Valcarcel, J. (2012). Scientific knowledge suppresses but does not supplant earlier intuitions. Cognition, 124, 209–215.