2017 Q4 Newsletter: New Products | E-Prime 3 Raffle Winner
Introducing E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro
E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro 3.0 – compatible with E-Prime 3.0 – is now available! Tobii eye tracking users, with the exception of Spectrum users, will now be able to upgrade and enjoy the new features in E-Prime 3.0.
Compatibility with Tobii Pro SDK, and therefore the Spectrum eye tracker, will be added as a free update to E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro 3.0 early next year.
E-Prime Extensions for Tobii 2.0 users will receive a 40% upgrade discount with proof of purchase. Contact our Sales team for details. E-Prime Extensions for Tobii 2.0 and E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro 3.0 can be installed side-by-side. You will be able to maintain ongoing experiments while creating your new experiments in E-Prime 3.0/EET 3.0.
New Celeritas Response Units
We have added new response units to the Celeritas product line!
The Ergo Button Response Unit has a small, comfortable design that is perfect for fMRI research studies involving children or adults. Ergo comes in a 2- and 3-button design. The wrist strap and index finger indicator minimizes misplacement of the unit during scanning. The new plastic button design, with a modified switch with less travel distance, makes response presses even simpler than before.
The new Celeritas Foot Pedal has been designed and tested for use in the MRI and MEG environments. The Foot Pedal is available in single and dual configurations. The design allows for seated and supine positions.
If you are currently using the Celeritas Console in your MR center, all new response units will connect. As always, timing is optimized when using Celeritas with E-Prime. Button mappings of all response units can be modified using the Celeritas Monitor software in E-Prime.
For more information on the new response units, or to request a quote, please contact our sales team at email@example.com.
MRI Simulator at Bangor University
Imaging Action Choices – Provided by Aoife Fitzpatrick
Our lab at Bangor University is dedicated to better understanding how the brain controls our hands. We study the kinds of actions we perform countless times a day; so frequently, they tend to occur without conscious effort, and are often taken for granted. Grabbing a tissue, sipping our morning cup of coffee, pressing the elevator button, carrying our groceries – all considered simple daily activities, but require precise and intricate control of the hands for purposeful interaction.
To study these kinds of actions in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, we ask participants to perform movements of the hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder to interact with objects. Performing these movements while keeping the head still is a major challenge. Even very small head movements dramatically disrupt the functional MRI signal, and make it very difficult for us to make sense of the information collected. Using MRI also raises issues surrounding participant comfort. The scanner bore is a restrictive space, and can provoke feelings of anxiety and discomfort among inexperienced participants. By offering participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with this new space, the MRI Simulator plays an integral role in addressing these concerns, minimising movement-related data loss and promoting participant ease.
E-Prime 3.0 Raffle Winner at Psychonomics
Congratulations to Matthew Robison from the University of Oregon! Matthew won our E-Prime 3 raffle at Psychonomics in November.
Matthew’s research focuses on individual differences in working memory capacity and attention control. He is particularly interested in how attention control and working memory interact. He is also interested in how people control their attention on a moment to moment basis and resist lapses of attention like mind-wandering and distraction. Matthew uses e-prime to design all of his behavioral experiments, and often uses it in combination with Tobii T120 and TX300 eyetrackers.
Upgrade Now – 40% Discount Ends This Month!
Did you know if you already have an E-Prime 2.0 license you can buy E-Prime 3.0 at a 40% discount by purchasing an Upgrade License? An Upgrade License is a full Single User License that requires a one-time validation using your E-Prime 2.0 license key. This allows you to maintain the use of both versions side-by-side! E-Prime 1.x, 2.0 and 3.0 can all be used side-by-side. Experiments from previous versions can be opened and saved in E-Prime 3.0. This offer is only available through December 31, 2017, so act now!
How does E-Prime licensing work?
Purchase orders can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 412-449-0079. You can also place an order in our online store.
Discontinued Products Notification
Beginning January 1, 2018, the E-Prime 1.0/2.0 Standard to Professional Upgrade License as well as the E-Prime 2.0 Standard License will be discontinued.
Upcoming E-Prime Live Streams
Recordings of our recent live stream webinars are on our YouTube channel. We are continuing to offer weekly live streams for introductions to some of E-Prime’s most commonly used features! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when new videos are available. Join us for our upcoming live stream – Follow the link to set a reminder:
- December 14th: Game of Dice Task
- December 21st: Cross Modal Priming Task
If you are now using E-Prime 3.0, we recommend working through the resources listed on our new website. New resources are being added daily so be sure to check back often!
PST Product Publications
PST encourages researchers to send us a notification of their publications which use our products so that we may list them on our website. If you would like to send us information regarding your publication please email email@example.com.
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