Announcement: A free drag-and-drop GUI for Matlab Psychtoolbox (PTB) will come soon…

Dear all,

During the past two years, we have been developing a free drag-and-drop graphic user interface for Matlab Psychtoolbox (PTB), which we dubbed PsyBuilder. Using this drag and drop interface (similar to E-prime), now it’s possible even for a newbie to build a full Matlab PTB script within 10 mins. We believe that PsyBuilder will be useful for both experts and novices because 1) it can drastically cut the programming time needed for almost any experiment; 2) it will dramatically flatten the learning curve for people without programming experience. Therefore, we believe that PsyBuilder will make the PTB platform extremely accessible and help to expand the user base.

Please see attached for some snapshots of the software. We are in the final stage of releasing the software—we anticipate a release time around the middle of May, at which point we will open the registration for testing. In the meantime, you can check out my website for updates:

Best wishes!

-Yang Zhang

Prof. and Ph.D
Department of Psychology
Soochow University
No.1 Wenjin Street, Industrial park
Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215123, China
zhangyang873 at gmail dot com
yzhangpsy at suda dot edu dot cn
(replaced at and dot with @ and . respectively)

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