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vclinton
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auditory stimulus for reaction time, Posted January 29th, 2012 #1
Hello forum,

I am putting together a secondary task reaction time experiment. I want participants to hear a brief tone/bell/chime occasionally when they are reading and reaction by pushing a button or clicking on a mouse when they hear that tone.

First question: Does anyone has a .wav file of an appropriate tone they could share with me?

Second question: Any general advice on setting up this type of experiment?

Thanks!

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Posted February 1st, 2012 #2
How do you want the trial to end when the participant is done reading? Is reading the primary task?
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Posted January 22nd, 2013 #3
Hi Monika,

Yes, reading is the primary task. I want the participant to hit the space bar when they are finished reading a sentence and the number 6 when they hear a tone.
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Posted January 22nd, 2013 #4
Here's the design:

Participants will read a text sentence by sentence. They will advance to the next sentence by pressing the space bar. At certain sentences, I want a tone to play that will end when they hit the 6 button, but I don't want that sentence to end. Is this possible?
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Posted January 25th, 2013 #5
If you are using the Self-Paced Reading (SPR) event type this cannot be done. Are you using SPR or is each sentence a separate event? When you say certain sentences, are they specific sentences or are they random?
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