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Table 1 Selected neuropsychological tasks with high weighted effect size

From: Using basic neurobiological measures in criminological research

Neuropsychological task Behavioral aspects N studies Effect size References
Self-Ordered Pointing task Capacity to regulate behavior using plans and strategies and working memory 4 .83 (e.g. Lezak et al. 2004; Malisza et al. 2005; Petrides and Milner 1982; Ross et al. 2007)
Porteus Maze Task Ability to plan, foresight, change problem-solving approach 22 .71 (e.g. Lezak et al. 2004; Morgan and Lilienfeld 2000); Porteus 1959; Riddle and Roberts 1977)
Sequential Matching to Memory task Maintaining information in working memory 3 .69 (e.g. Gorenstein 1982; Hare 1984; Lueger and Gill 1990; Mull and Seyal 2001)
Delayed Matching to Sample task Short term visual memory, working memory 3 .59 (e.g. Bergvall et al. 2001; Dolan and Park 2002; Fray et al. 1996; Mishkin 1982)
Go/No-Go task Inhibition of ongoing behavior 12 .56 (e.g. Malloy et al. 1993; Nee et al. 2007)
Spatial Working Memory task Working memory 6 .54 (e.g. Owen et al. 1996a Owen et al. 1996b)