I am trying to get event triggers from a superlab experiment into the brainvision recorder software. I am using superlab 5 to run the experiment, brain products actichamp EEG system and Brainproducts recorder software to record EEG.
I have spent the day trying various set ups and although i can get the stimulus computer running the experiment in superlab and it shows the event triggers on the stimtracker, but there are no markers in the data being recorded.
When researching to find a solution, the cedrus support page provides the following instruction:
“Cedrus manufactures a StimTracker adapter board that makes it possible to interface with Brain Products’ actiCHamp EEG amplifier and recording software using a standard DB9 cable. This document describes the signals that the adapter board makes available.”
I have found this a little vague please could you direct me in the direction of the adaptor board this is refering to? and and I would like to know specifically which cables need to be plugged in where to achieve event marking in brainvision recorder using stim tracker and superlab.
With this said, one option i have tried is:
stimulus computer ->USB-> Stimtracker ->ttl-> EEG host computer.
but I have found that the moment the Stimtracker is plugged into a ttl connection, it powers off. Is there any reason why this is happening?
Alternatively, i was hoping to try
Stimulus computer → USB-> stim tracker-> parallel port → serial port trigger in on actichamp - > serial port trigger out on actichamp → parallel port on EEG host PC
But we don’t have a serial port gender changer and so are in the process of trying to locate/purchase one as the parallel port/serial cable we have provides a female serial connector and thus need a male/male changer. But before we do so please could you advise if this will solve the problem?
I am lost for solutions now so will try anything.
Any help is greatly appreciated.