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

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Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences


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.

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Journal of Neuroscience Methods