Antoine Bechara, PhD
Several optional settings can be customised by the examiner prior to administration, including:
- Intertrial interval
- Number of trials (i.e., card selections)
- Type of currency
- Starting amount of money
- Two export formats are available, enabling flexibility with data management.
- Import features enable the user to import data from previous versions of the IGT.
Evidence provided by a number of research studies suggests that the IGT is a valid measure. Specifically, the IGT has been used in studies examining decision-making capacity in a variety of populations, including:
- Focal brain lesions
- Intact older adults
- Substance addiction
- Pathological gambling
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Anorexia nervosa
- Chronic pain
- Aggression disorders
- Affective disorders
- Huntington's disease
The IGT materials include the Professional Manual, a CD-ROM that includes the task itself, On-Screen Help, a laminated Administration Card, and a Quick Start Guide to help users with software installation and technical details.
Requirements: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™; NTFS file system; CD-ROM drive for installation; Internet connection or telephone for software activation