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devil's task TASK

This task is a forerunner to the BART: on each trial, participants decide howmany of seven treasure chests to open. They are informed that six boxes contain a prize and one box contains a ‘devil’ that will cause themto lose all their potential gains on that trial. Similar to the BART, participants make sequential choices and, after opening each chest, decide whether to continue to the next chest or cash in their earnings to that point.


Slovic's risk task

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devil's task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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Phenotypes associated with devil's 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.


No indicators have yet been associated.

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).


Tonic activity level in the right prefrontal cortex predicts individuals' risk taking.
Gianotti LR, Knoch D, Faber PL, Lehmann D, Pascual-Marqui RD, Diezi C, Schoch C, Eisenegger C, Fehr E
Psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society / APS (Psychol Sci)
2009 Jan

Risk-taking in Children: age and sex differences.
Slovic P.
Child Development