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  • Timing reminder for participants?

    For my experiment, participants will be writing short stories into the text box. Ideally, they will not have the option to continue until after 4 minutes. If, after 4 minutes, they are ready to move on, they can press a key and do so. If not, they will get reminder messages at 4m30s and at 5m and every 10 seconds after that until they press the key. I'm having a really hard time making this happen in SuperLab. Any tips? Thanks!

  • #2

    I wonder if it's possible to play a movie while they are entering text. You could use Keynote or some other method to create a movie (perhaps a 1 or 2 s frame rate?) containing the sequence of prompts. I don't know if an absolute maximum time, like 10 minutes, would be possible in your experiment; if not, then the movie idea wouldn't get off the ground. It's kind of a kludge, but maybe it could work.

    Greg Shenaut


    • #3
      That's a great idea! Thanks for your help. Do you know whether we can get the movie to stop when participants click the "next" button for the text box? I don't want the movie to keep going when the next trial begins. Thanks!!!


      • #4
        In the Stimulus tab of the Event Editor, click on the Settings button. A dialog appears. See the Presentation Options tab for some movie termination options.