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The participant is presented with stimulus cards with shapes on them. The cards differ in color of the shapes, number of the shapes, and the form of the shapes. The participant is asked to sort these cards into two piles. The participant is not told what stimulus dimension to use in order to sort the cards, but the administrator tells the participant if a particular match is correct. During the test, the sorting rules are changed and the participant must discover the new sorting rule in order to be successful.



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Wisconsin card sorting test has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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IMPLEMENTATIONS of Wisconsin card sorting test
Configurable web-based test paradigm with adjustable number and length of series of using same rule
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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.

Percentage of trials
Number of trials

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).


Regulatory match effects on a modified Wisconsin Card Sort Task.
Maddox WT, Filoteo JV, Glass BD, Markman AB
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS (J Int Neuropsychol Soc)
2010 Mar

Sequential Learning Models for the Wisconsin Card Sort Task: Assessing Processes in Substance Dependent Individuals.
Bishara AJ, Kruschke JK, Stout JC, Bechara A, McCabe DP, Busemeyer JR
Journal of mathematical psychology (J Math Psychol)
2010 Feb 1