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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 10-15-2013
last updated: 01-19-2016 by K.Borchert ( for Millisecond Software LLC

Copyright © 01-19-2016 Millisecond Software


This script implements the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) available at:‎

11 questions target five areas of cognitive functioning.

The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'MMSE.iqdat' 

date, time, subject:			date and time script was run with the current subjectnumber 
build:							version of Inquisit
xxxx.response:					response to a particular question (here in numbers)
xxxx.latency:					latency of clicking "next" the last time the page was visited

(2) Summary data file: 'MMSE_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

script.startdate:				date script was run
script.starttime:				time script was started
script.subjectid:				subject id number
script.groupid:					group id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on
/completed:						0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
trialcode: 						the name the currently recorded trial		
xxxx.response:					response to a particular question (patient name, examiner name, conciousness level)
									(Note: not all trials that are run might record data) 
/orientation_10 -
/language_9:					scores (number = max score) for the 5 sub areas
/totalscore_30:					totalscore (out of 30)

check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/skipfeedback:					true = no feedback is given (default)
								false = feedback is given (->

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