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  • feedback for timing out

    Hi-

    In my experiment, I have a trial that basically has two events--one is a decision (choose A or B) and the second event is a confidence rating based on how you feel about your choice of A or B. Now, they have 15 seconds to make their choice of A or B....after that, I send it to a "you have timed out" event (what I call the Too Slow event)...which I have linked as feedback to each individual event (both initial decision and the confidence rating---you have 15 seconds to do each thing).

    If you don't make your initial choice in time--well, the rating is irrelevant--so I thought I could put into the Too Slow event something that basically does: if you get to this event--skip the rest of the events in the trial.

    This is what I have:

    Too Slow event
    under Feedback:
    Provide feedback if: always at the end of the event
    What to do: skip remaining events and present next trial

    also at the bottom, I have
    If the event has a time limit (which is does--I present it for 1000ms):
    Provide Feedback: After the event's time limit is up

    What happens, though--if the initial choice event times out, it STILL gives me the rating event in the same trial. (it doesn't skip it)

    Also, to note--the rating event is ONE EVENT that I link to every single trial. That file is the exact same, so I just made it one event, and link it to each trial.

    So...what am I doing wrong??

    Should I have a Too Slow event as part of each individual trial? (Right now it is not linked to anything from the TRIAL column) It is just an event that I put at the bottom of the event column, and am using as feedback only.

    Any ideas??

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    I thought that I helped a person over the phone with a very similar question. Was that you? It's really impossible to help with such a question without seeing the experiment.

    If your design problem is still not resolved, please post the experiment or call me and I'll be happy to help.

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