Wack-A-Mole Task

The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology has developed a version of the Go/NoGo task for investigating cognitive control in young children:

mole eggplant

Stimuli include images of a mole popping up in a garden. Participants are instructed to bop the mole in order to save the garden, but not to bop the less frequently occurring eggplant. Participants are instructed that throughout the task the mole will try to trick them with his clever disguises.


We are currently in the process of validating this task in children and adults. This site will be updated when more data are analyzed.

By downloading the task, you agree to cite:
“Stimuli courtesy of Sarah Getz and the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology.”

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Instructions for administering the task can be downloaded here.

Details about the task parameters can be downloaded here.
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Box 140, 1300 York Avenue NY, NY 10021