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A task in which participants alternate between two or more judgments typically regarding the same set of stimuli. Accuracy and reaction time are measured for each judgment.

Definition contributed by Anonymous
task-switching has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
Phenotypes associated with task-switching


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of task-switching
Configurable web-based test paradigm switching between for odd/even and less/greater 5 judgment as single (blocked) or alternating task
EXTERNAL DATASETS for task-switching
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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.

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).


Task-set reconfiguration with predictable and unpredictable task switches.
Monsell S, Sumner P, Waters H
(Mem Cognit)
2003 Apr