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pretrialpause attribute

The pretrialpause attribute specifies the number of milliseconds to pause prior to running a trial.

Member of

<defaults> <likert> <openended> <trial>


/ pretrialpause = integer expression


integer expression An non-negative integer value expressing the duration in milliseconds.


This attribute can be used to insert a fixed interval of time prior to running a trial.

See How to Control Trial Duration and Inter-Trial Intervals for more details on controlling timing of trials.


The following trial pauses for a half second after the subject responds:

<trial mytrial>
/ stimulusframes=[1=sometext)]
/ pretrialpause=500

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