Self-Ordered Pointing Task

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Self-Ordered Pointing Task

The Self-Ordered Pointing Task. The task is considered to be a measure of frontal lobe and working memory impairments.
Duration: 6 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
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Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Self-Ordered Pointing Task.

Petrides, M., & Milner, B. (1982). Deficits on subject-ordered tasks after frontal- and temporal-lobe lesions in man. Neuropsychologia, 20, 249–262.

Shimamura, A. P. & Jurica, P. J. (1994). Memory Interference Effects and Aging: Findings From a Test of Frontal Lobe Function, 8, 408-412.

West, R., Ergis, A. M., Winocur, G., Saint-Cyr, J. (1998). The contribution of impaired working memory monitoring to performance of the self-ordered pointing task in normal aging and Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychology, 12, 546-554.

Ross, T. P., Hanouskova, E., Giarla, K., Calhoun, E., Tucker. M. (2007). The reliability and validity of the self-ordered pointing task. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 449-458.

Gillett, R. (2007). Assessment of working memory performance in self-ordered selection tests. Cortex, 43, 1047-1056.