Simon Task

FREE for use with an Inquisit Lab or Inquisit Web license.

Available Test Forms

Dots Task - German

A variation of the Simon Task using keyboard responding as developed by Davidson et al (2006) measuring working memory and inhibition.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Dots Task - English

A variation of the Simon Task using keyboard responding as developed by Davidson et al (2006) measuring working memory and inhibition.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Dots Task (Mouse/Touch Input) - English

A variation of the Simon Task optimized for mouse/touch responding as developed by Davidson et al (2006) measuring working memory and inhibition.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Dots Task (Mouse/Touch Input) - German

A variation of the Simon Task optimized for mouse/touch responding as developed by Davidson et al (2006) measuring working memory and inhibition.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Visual Simon Task - English

The Simon task adapted from Bialystok et al (2004).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Visual Simon Task - German

The Simon task adapted from Bialystok et al (2004).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Visual Simon Task (Mouse/Touch Input) - English

A short Simon task using mouse or touch input adapted from Bialystok et al (2004).
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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 10:22PM

Hearts and Flowers Task - English

A child-friendly version of the Simon Task as developed by Davidson et al (2006).
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Hearts and Flowers Task (Mouse/Touch Input) - English

A child-friendly version of the Simon Task s developed by Davidson et al (2006) that is optimized for mouse (or touchscreen).
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Hearts and Flowers Task - Spanish

A child-friendly version of the Simon Task as developed by Davidson et al (2006).
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Hearts and Flowers Task (Mouse/Touch Input) - Spanish

A child-friendly version of the Simon Task s developed by Davidson et al (2006) that is optimized for mouse (or touchscreen).
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 10:24PM

Hearts and Flowers Task - German

A child-friendly version of the Simon Task as developed by Davidson et al (2006).
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 10:24PM

Hearts and Flowers Task (Mouse/Touch Input) - German

A child-friendly version of the Simon Task s developed by Davidson et al (2006) that is optimized for mouse (or touchscreen).
Duration: 5 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab to run on your computer)
Run Demo
(See how the test runs with Inquisit Web)
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 10:24PM

References

Search Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Simon Task.

Simon, J. R., and Wolf, J. D. (1963). Choice reaction times as a function of angular stimulus-response correspondence and age. Ergonomics, 6, 99-105.

Simon, J. R. & Rudell, A. P. (1967). Auditory S-R compatibility: the effect of an irrelevant cue on information processing. Journal of applied psychology, 51, 300-304.

Simon, J. R. (1969). Reactions towards the source of stimulation. Journal of experimental psychology, 81, 174-176.

Hommel, B. (1993). Inverting the Simon effect by intention: Determinants of direction and extent of effects of irrelevant spatial information. Psychological Research, 55, 270-279

Bialystok, E., Craik, F.I.M., Klein, R., & Viswanathan, M. (2004). Bilingualism, aging, and cognitive control: Evidence from the Simon task. Psychology and Aging, 19, 290-303.

Wittfoth, M., Buck, D., Fahle, M., Hermann, M. (2006) Comparison of two Simon tasks: Neuronal correlates of conflict resolution based on coherent motion perception. NeuroImage, 32, 921-929.

Proctor, R. (2011). Playing the Simon game: Use of the Simon task for investigating human information processing. Acta Psychologica, 136, 182-188.