The Black Box ToolKit
If you are a psychologist, neuroscientist or vision researcher who uses a computer to run experiments, and report timing accuracy in units of a millisecond, then it's likely your timings are wrong! This can lead to replication failure, spurious results and questionable conclusions. Timing error affects your work even when you use an experiment generator like E-
The Black Box ToolKit lets you quickly and easily check your own millisecond timing accuracy in terms of stimulus presentation accuracy; stimulus synchronization accuracy; and response time accuracy. the new millisecond accurate USB response pad can also help you improve your response timing in any experiment!
Modern computer hardware may be faster but millisecond timing accuracy gets harder to achieve year-
For example, all TFT monitors and projectors suffer from input lag. If you present an image it will take longer to appear on screen than you might think. On some models this can be upwards of 100 milliseconds. Whatever experiment generator you use, it only knows when it requested a stimulus image be shown and not the time when it physically appeared.
Because of soundcard startup latency audio timing is even more variable.
To improve replication and enhance credibility researchers should self-
Timing error means that your study is not working as you intended and that your results might be spurious. Are you putting your reputation at risk?
The Black Box ToolKit guarantees your ability to replicate.
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