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The Balloon Analog Risk task is a computer based assessment of risk taking behavior. A subject uses a computer mouse click a balloon pump that inflates a balloon on the screen. Participants are not given any detailed information about the probability of the balloon exploding. Each pump of the ballon without its' explosion places money into a money reserve. Should the subject pop their balloon they lose all money and another balloon appears. At any time during a trial the subject can click "collect money" and transfer all money from a temporary bank account to a permanent account where a new total is updated.
  
'''In the Digit-Span task, subjects must remember a list of digits that are read by the examiner, and repeat the digits in either the same order they were presented (digit span forward) or in the reverse order (digit span backwards). The number of digits read to the subject is increased following successful trials, and the test terminates after two unsuccessful trials at the same sequence length.  Backwards digit-span is often considered an indicator of working memory capacity.'''
 
  
 
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Hunt et al, 2005. Construct validity of the balloon analog risk task PMID 1624412
  
 
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Revision as of 09:46, 2 July 2008

Balloon Analog Risk Task

Basic Characteristics

  • Description

The Balloon Analog Risk task is a computer based assessment of risk taking behavior. A subject uses a computer mouse click a balloon pump that inflates a balloon on the screen. Participants are not given any detailed information about the probability of the balloon exploding. Each pump of the ballon without its' explosion places money into a money reserve. Should the subject pop their balloon they lose all money and another balloon appears. At any time during a trial the subject can click "collect money" and transfer all money from a temporary bank account to a permanent account where a new total is updated.


  • History
  • References

Hunt et al, 2005. Construct validity of the balloon analog risk task PMID 1624412

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External Resources

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Task Details

  • Task Structure (please given an overview of the task procedures here [i.e., overall design, block, trial, and within-trial event structure and timing])
    • procedure
      • block
      • trial
  • Stimulus Characteristics
    • sensory modality (e.g., visual, auditory, somatosensory, gustatory, olfactory):
    • functional modality (e.g., linguistic, spatial, numerical, categorical):
    • presentation modality (e.g., human examiner, paper, computer display, headphones, speaker):
  • Response Characteristics
    • response required -
      • effector modality (e.g., vocal, manual, pedal):
      • functional modality (e.g., words, drawing, writing, keypress, movement):
    • response options (e.g., yes/no, go/no-go, forced choice, multiple choice [specify n of options], free response)-
    • response collection (e.g., examiner notes, keyboard, keypad, mouse, voice key, button press)-
  • Assessment/Control Characteristics
    • timing
      • monthly cycle dependent??
      • circadian dependent??
    • control assessment
      • 5 senses??