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J Neurosci Methods. 2014 Jan 30;222:250-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.10.024. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

The Psychology Experiment Building Language (PEBL) and PEBL Test Battery.

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  • 1Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Michigan Technological University, United States. Electronic address: shanem@mtu.edu.
  • 2Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Husson University, United States.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We briefly describe the Psychology Experiment Building Language (PEBL), an open source software system for designing and running psychological experiments.

NEW METHOD:

We describe the PEBL Test Battery, a set of approximately 70 behavioral tests which can be freely used, shared, and modified. Included is a comprehensive set of past research upon which tests in the battery are based.

RESULTS:

We report the results of benchmark tests that establish the timing precision of PEBL.

COMPARISON WITH EXISTING METHOD:

We consider alternatives to the PEBL system and battery tests.

CONCLUSIONS:

We conclude with a discussion of the ethical factors involved in the open source testing movement.

KEYWORDS:

Continuous Performance Test; Executive function; Iowa Gambling Task; Mental rotation; Motor learning; Open science; Trail-making Test; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test

PMID:
24269254
PMCID:
PMC3897935
DOI:
10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.10.024
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