A similar question was asked recently, and I tacked on my question but didn’t get a response so I thought I’d post my own thread. Here’s what I want to do:
Have an audio file playing as a participant performs a binomial categorization task in which (during each trial) there is a fixation cross (or blank screen) of 500ms before each stimulus (e.g., word) is presented for the participant to respond to.
What I’ve done is created a Trial with 2 Events: the audio file and a stimulus list. Then, I expanded the stimulus list into 60 Events. Then, I set the Trial to randomize all Events within the Trial, but for the first (i.e., the audio). Then, I set the audio file to play until the end of the Trial. This achieves most of what I want, except that I can’t have a fixation cross/blank screen between each stimulus.
Now, even THIS is a compromise. I wanted to run 3 blocks of 20 stimuli while the audio file played continuously, instead of 60 stimuli all randomized. This seems like a really simple thing, and one that many social cognitivists will want to do. That SuperLab doesn’t seem to allow for this is a severe limitation that is making us consider using other software.