Template: Study and Test Trials
Study and Test Trials

Required Experiment Builder Version: 1.10.165 or higher
EyeLink Required: Yes
Type: Complete Example
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

This example illustrates:
  • How to use Conditional triggers to determine the current block type
  • How to display different instructions at the beginning of each block
  • How to collect button response information (button pressed, RT calculation, and response accuracy evaluation)

In this example, participants study a set of four pictures and then are given a yes or no recognition test consisting of 8 trials (4 studied / 4 new pictures). The current project consists of four blocks of trials; the first and third blocks are study trials and the second and fourth are test trials (i.e. Study - Test, Study - Test). Stimuli are presented in a random order within both the study and test blocks. Each item is displayed for 5 seconds during study trials, and participants are given 8 seconds enter a response on test trials (screen times out after 8 seconds if no response is entered and the next test item is displayed).

**Additional detailed information about the project is given in the notes section for most nodes. To see notes for a given node, either mouse over that node or click on it to display the notes window. If the notes window is not visible, go to the "View" drop down menu in Experiment Builder, select "Properties", and check "Note".

NOTE: Please see The Performing Different Types of Trials In the Same Experiment in Experiment Builder for a walkthrough of this Study and Test Paradigm.

  1. Download the Study_and_test_trials.ebz example from this message.
  2. Launch the Experiment Builder application.
  3. Unpack the Study_and_test_trials.ebz file to a location on your Experiment Builder PC with "File menu -> Unpack".
  4. Open the project in Experiment Builder.
  5. Deploy the project to a new folder.
  6. Run the Study_and_test_trials.exe from the deployed directory.

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