TL neuro

August 4, 2011

CANTAB Self-Ordered Spatial Search Task: Strategy paper

Filed under: CANTAB, SOSS — mtaffe @ 11:40 am

This paper is now published [updated 9/2/2011]

Michael A. Taffe and William J. Taffe. Rhesus monkeys employ a procedural strategy to reduce working memory load in a self-ordered spatial search task. 2011, Br Res, 1413: 43-50. [DOI]

The object in this task is to select each box once and only once for a successful trial completion. A two second delay between each response and a manual distraction means that memory is required for successful completion. Subjects adopt a distance-minimizing response-path strategy that is correlated with successful trial completion. This correlation is observed between individuals and across months of training within individuals.

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