Embed other programs in SuperLab
Thanks for the quick response Hisham.
Pertaining to your query: I conducted a few experiments using another similar experiment software in which participants were hooked up to a fake lie detector, filled out some initial measures, and then were given a “test” to see if the lie detector was “working”. Immediately after the test (which was in the experiment software), the experiment software brought up a different program that was a sound wave editor with a sound file already loaded. It looked really fancy & complex and the participants were told that this was the output of the lie detector. Then the researcher closed the sound wave editor program and the experiment software continued with the rest of the measures. I realize that this “lie detector output” could just be shown as, say, an image file within SuperLab, but having the separate software automatically pop up from the “normal” experiment software made it seem much more legitimate.
Perhaps some sort of macro could accomplish this? (Where it runs SuperLap part 1, then the wave editor, then SuperLab part 2?) With that it mind, does SuperLap work with command line options where participant information (e.g., participant #) can be automatically included (from, say, a text file) so that the researcher doesn’t need to type anything in while the participant is there? I’ve looked for documentation relating to this and I’ve only come across a few forum discussions.