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Go/No-Go Task

Studies: 241   |   Proportions of No-Go: 6-60%   |   Trial durations: 800-17500 ms


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Proportion of No-Go Trials

The most critical component in designing an inhibitory control task is to ensure that motor activity is elicited on each trial, so that No-Go trials truly test inhibitory control. Researchers attempt to elicit prepotent motor activity ("Go") by setting the proportion of Go and No-Go trials so that No-Go trials are less frequent, making it strategically beneficial to initiate a Go response on every trial. However, there is considerable variation in No-Go trial proportions across studies, and about 40% of published Go/No-Go experiments have equiprobable Go and No-Go trials. Below are the frequencies for different levels of probabilities for No-Go trials across studies by their method of measurement.






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