PsychoPy: free, flexible software for stimulus generation
- Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Part of the School Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Peirce
Host: Dr Max Di Luca, CNCR
PsychoPy is a free, open-source software package for stimulus presentation. It allows a very wide range of stimuli to be presented in a dynamic and flexible way. It also provides a choice of interfaces, from the graphical Builder environment (like a more powerful version of e-Prime) or the Coder interface (like a Python equivalent to PsychophysicsToolbox). There are also several half-way houses, allowing you to combine pieces of code with our graphically-created experiments. This variety of interfaces and large range of stimuli mean that PsychoPy can be used for everything from teaching undergraduates to psychophysics to neuroimaging. In this seminar I'll introduce the concepts of PsychoPy and generate an experiment or two to show the common use cases.