Attention Network Task (ANT)
This task was provided by Dr. Catherine Thompson, University of Salford.
The Attention Network Task is a combination of a Flanker task with a Posner cueing task, and is used for assessing aspects of attention, specifically; attentional orienting, attentional alerting, and attentional conflicting.
The task consists of 24 practice trials with feedback, followed by 3 blocks of 96 trials.
This task was developed based on the methodology in:
Fan, J., McCandliss, B. D., Sommer, T., Raz, A., & Posner, M. I. (2002). Testing the efficiency and independence of attentional networks. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 14(3), 340-347.
We don’t consider there to be any ethical risks associated with the use of this task.