Dear Cedrus –
(sorry about the long-winded thread title)
I am running a MacBook Pro Intel Core Duo (OS 10.4.9), and I am searching for a software solution for the following experiment:
Establish an isynchronous .wav file ‘click’ stimulus occurring at precise intervals (i.e. 90 bpm). A metronome, in other words.
Subjects will attempt to synchronize finger taps with the signal using button presses on an input device similar to the ones presented on your site (for greatest accuracy). Trials will be one minute in length, resulting in 80-95 attempts to synchronize per trial.
I would like to be able to measure the ‘distance’ and direction (before or after) of each tap to each respective click. This is not meant to be a reaction time task, since a subject may tap before a metronome click.
Typical error in a task of this type is less than 100ms, and can be as little as 0ms, so precision and awareness of latency (as much as possible) is crucial. Heh - isn’t that what they all say?
Will SuperLab be able to do this?
Thank you! Love the site!