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Two cards are drawn without replacement from a deck containing cards numbered from one to ten (one of each). After the first card is presented, participants bet whether the next card will be higher or lower than the first card. Thus there is maximal risk when the first card is five or six, zero risk when it is ten or one.

In later version of the task participants bet on whether the second card will be higher or lower before seeing the first card.

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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define contrasts.

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.

proportion of correct responses
response time

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).


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Cognitive development (Cogn Dev)
2010 Apr

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The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience (J Neurosci)
2008 Mar 12

Neural differentiation of expected reward and risk in human subcortical structures.
Preuschoff K, Bossaerts P, Quartz SR
Neuron (Neuron)
2006 Aug 3