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RAPID VISUAL INFORMATION PROCESSING:
Preferential Looking Demo with Eyetracker
Script Author: Sean Draine, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: November, 2013
last updated: 12-22-2015 by K.Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software LLC
Copyright © 12-22-2015 Millisecond Software
This script demonstrates a preferential looking task using a Tobii eye tracker to monitor and gaze points:
Participants view side by side pictures of 2 animals side by side (either dogs, cats or mixed).
The trial ends if participants gaze falls one of the two pics.
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Generic Inquisit raw data file: 'KittensOrPuppies_raw*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
(2) Summary data file: '_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)
1 Block of 20 trials with dog-dog pairing (85%), cat-cat pairing (5%), cat-dog/dog-cat (10%)
see section Editable Stimuli
see section Editable Instructions
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.