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== '''Balloon Analog Risk Task''' ==
 
==== Basic Characteristics ====
 
==== Basic Characteristics ====
 
* Description
 
* Description
 
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The Balloon Analog Risk task is a computer based assessment of risk taking behavior. A subject uses a computer mouse to click a balloon pump that inflates a balloon on the screen. Subjects are informed that the objective of the task is to get the largest amount of money possible while avoiding balloon explosions.Participants are not given any detailed information about the probability of the balloon exploding. Each pump of the balloon without an 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. Risk taking tendencies are associated with psychopathology and impulsivity.  
'''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 lengthBackwards digit-span is often considered an indicator of working memory capacity.'''
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* History
 
* History
  
 
* References
 
* References
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Hunt et al, 2005. Construct validity of the balloon analog risk task PMID 1624412
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==== Related Information ====
 
==== Related Information ====
  
* Cognitive construct associated with this task ''(vote for your favorite, or nominate a new construct label by editing this page)'':
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* Cognitive construct associated with this task ''(vote for your favorite, or nominate a new construct label by editing this page)'': Risk taking behavior
 
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* Indicators ''(dependent variables, conditions, or contrasts; measurement variables used for analysis)'' associated with this task ''(vote or nominate by editing this page)'':
 
* Indicators ''(dependent variables, conditions, or contrasts; measurement variables used for analysis)'' associated with this task ''(vote or nominate by editing this page)'':
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**dependent variables: total number of balloon explosions and number of balloon pumps
  
 
* Closely related pages ''(vote or nominate related pages by editing this page)'':
 
* Closely related pages ''(vote or nominate related pages by editing this page)'':
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* Primary Species
 
* Primary Species
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==== External Resources ====
 
==== External Resources ====
  
 
* Links out:  
 
* Links out:  
**[http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Digit+Span Google: Digit Span]
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**[http://www.google.com/search?q=Balloon+Analog+Risk+Task&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7DMUS Google: Balloon Analog Risk Task]
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digit_Span Wikipedia: Digit Span]
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**[http://pubbrain.org/brain/search/Digit%20Span PubBrain: Digit Span]
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**[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=Search&Term=Digit%20Span PubMed: Digit Span]
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**-ucla cognitive atlas- (coming soon!)
 
**-ucla cognitive atlas- (coming soon!)
  
 
* Database links
 
* Database links
** [http://128.97.131.250/phenowiki/search.php?action=search&condition_contrast=nonesel&condition_contrast=nonesel&cognitive_domain=nonesel&task=3&sample=nonesel&sample_type=nonesel Phenowiki Papers For Digit Span]
 
  
 
==== Task Details ====
 
==== Task Details ====
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* Task Structure ''(please given an overview of the task procedures here [i.e., overall design, block, trial, and within-trial event structure and timing])''
 
* 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
 
**procedure
***block
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***block: experimental block administered until 30 trials were completed
***trial
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***trial: 30 completed trials
 
* Stimulus Characteristics
 
* Stimulus Characteristics
**sensory modality ''(e.g., visual, auditory, somatosensory, gustatory, olfactory)'':
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**sensory modality ''(e.g., visual, auditory, somatosensory, gustatory, olfactory)'': visual and auditory
 
**functional modality ''(e.g., linguistic, spatial, numerical, categorical)'':
 
**functional modality ''(e.g., linguistic, spatial, numerical, categorical)'':
**presentation modality ''(e.g., human examiner, paper, computer display, headphones, speaker)'':
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**presentation modality ''(e.g., human examiner, paper, computer display, headphones, speaker)'': computer display with speakers
 
* Response Characteristics
 
* Response Characteristics
 
**response required -  
 
**response required -  
***effector modality ''(e.g., vocal, manual, pedal)'':
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***effector modality ''(e.g., vocal, manual, pedal)'': manual
***functional modality ''(e.g., words, drawing, writing, keypress, movement)'':
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***functional modality ''(e.g., words, drawing, writing, keypress, movement)'': mouse press
**response options ''(e.g.,  yes/no, go/no-go, forced choice, multiple choice [specify n of options], free response)''-  
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**response options ''(e.g.,  yes/no, go/no-go, forced choice, multiple choice [specify n of options], free response)''- collect money or pump balloon
**response collection ''(e.g., examiner notes, keyboard, keypad, mouse, voice key, button press)''-
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**response collection ''(e.g., examiner notes, keyboard, keypad, mouse, voice key, button press)''- mouse
 
* Assessment/Control Characteristics
 
* Assessment/Control Characteristics
 
**timing
 
**timing

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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 to click a balloon pump that inflates a balloon on the screen. Subjects are informed that the objective of the task is to get the largest amount of money possible while avoiding balloon explosions.Participants are not given any detailed information about the probability of the balloon exploding. Each pump of the balloon without an 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. Risk taking tendencies are associated with psychopathology and impulsivity.

  • History
  • References

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

Related Information

  • Cognitive construct associated with this task (vote for your favorite, or nominate a new construct label by editing this page): Risk taking behavior
  • Indicators (dependent variables, conditions, or contrasts; measurement variables used for analysis) associated with this task (vote or nominate by editing this page):
    • dependent variables: total number of balloon explosions and number of balloon pumps
  • Closely related pages (vote or nominate related pages by editing this page):
    • Within Species
    • Across Species
  • CNP Level
  • Primary Species

External Resources

  • Database links

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: experimental block administered until 30 trials were completed
      • trial: 30 completed trials
  • Stimulus Characteristics
    • sensory modality (e.g., visual, auditory, somatosensory, gustatory, olfactory): visual and auditory
    • functional modality (e.g., linguistic, spatial, numerical, categorical):
    • presentation modality (e.g., human examiner, paper, computer display, headphones, speaker): computer display with speakers
  • Response Characteristics
    • response required -
      • effector modality (e.g., vocal, manual, pedal): manual
      • functional modality (e.g., words, drawing, writing, keypress, movement): mouse press
    • response options (e.g., yes/no, go/no-go, forced choice, multiple choice [specify n of options], free response)- collect money or pump balloon
    • response collection (e.g., examiner notes, keyboard, keypad, mouse, voice key, button press)- mouse
  • Assessment/Control Characteristics
    • timing
      • monthly cycle dependent??
      • circadian dependent??
    • control assessment
      • 5 senses??