Face Task measures how quickly you can process information, as well as your inhibition abilities. On each trial, a small face will appear on the screen and the face will either be happy or sad. If the face is happy, you should press the response button as quickly as possible. If the face is sad, you SHOULD NOT respond, and wait for the next face.
How quickly we can process information is an important part of cognition, but Face Task adds the extra measure of inhibition: how well can you inhibit your impulses? If we’re not careful, it’s easy to develop routine methods of information processing – the Face Task test, by forcing us to think before pressing the button in response to the stimulus, measures both how quickly you respond and how good you are at inhibit your response when you have to.