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OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition Task


He, JL and Hirst, RJ and Puri, R and Coxon, J and Byblow, W and Hinder, M and Skippen, P and Matzke, D and Heathcote, A and Wadsley, CG and Silk, T and Hyde, C and Parmar, D and Pedapati, E and Gilbert, DL and Huddleston, DA and Mostofsky, S and Leunissen, I and MacDonald, HJ and Chowdhury, NS and Gretton, M and Nikitenko, T and Zandbelt, B and Strickland, L and Puts, NAJ, OSARI, an Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition Task, Behavior Research Methods ISSN 1554-351X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3758/s13428-021-01680-9


The stop-signal paradigm has become ubiquitous in investigations of inhibitory control. Tasks inspired by the paradigm, referred to as stop-signal tasks, require participants to make responses on go trials and to inhibit those responses when presented with a stop-signal on stop trials. Currently, the most popular version of the stop-signal task is the ‘choice-reaction’ variant, where participants make choice responses, but must inhibit those responses when presented with a stop-signal. An alternative to the choice-reaction variant of the stop-signal task is the ‘anticipated response inhibition’ task. In anticipated response inhibition tasks, participants are required to make a planned response that coincides with a predictably timed event (such as lifting a finger from a computer key to stop a filling bar at a predefined target). Anticipated response inhibition tasks have some advantages over the more traditional choice-reaction stop-signal tasks and are becoming increasingly popular. However, currently, there are no openly available versions of the anticipated response inhibition task, limiting potential uptake. Here, we present an open-source, free, and ready-to-use version of the anticipated response inhibition task, which we refer to as the OSARI (the Open-Source Anticipated Response Inhibition) task.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:open access software, inhibitory control
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Puri, R (Mr Rohan Puri)
UTAS Author:Hinder, M (Associate Professor Mark Hinder)
ID Code:148202
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP200101696)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2021-12-10
Last Modified:2022-06-29
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