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Subjects tap their fingers according to a visual, auditory, or no cue.

Definition contributed by Anonymous
finger tapping task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
as measured by the contrast:

as measured by the contrast:

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Phenotypes associated with finger tapping task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of finger tapping task
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for finger tapping task
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

tap interval divided by target/modeled interval
tap interval
taps per 10s trial

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Cortical activations during paced finger-tapping applying visual and auditory pacing stimuli.
Jäncke L, Loose R, Lutz K, Specht K, Shah NJ
(Brain Res Cogn Brain Res)
2000 Sep

Sensitivity and specificity of finger tapping test scores for the detection of suspect effort.
Arnold G, Boone KB, Lu P, Dean A, Wen J, Nitch S, McPherson S
The Clinical neuropsychologist (Clin Neuropsychol)
2005 Feb

Measuring motor speed through typing: a surrogate for the finger tapping test.
Austin D, Jimison H, Hayes T, Mattek N, Kaye J, Pavel M
Behavior research methods (Behav Res Methods)
2011 Apr 15