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Subjects are asked to perform a task and either lie or be truthful in their responses.

Definition contributed by Anonymous
deception task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS

as measured by the contrast:

Phenotypes associated with deception task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of deception task
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for deception 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.

misinformation (behaviors that lead the guesser to another location)
object occlusion (behaviors the subject uses to deceive)
accuracy of guesses

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).


Out of sight or out of mind? Another look at deception in autism.
Baron-Cohen S
(J Child Psychol Psychiatry)
1992 Oct

Deception and sabotage in autistic, retarded and normal children.
Sodian B, Frith U
(J Child Psychol Psychiatry)
1992 Mar