E-Prime Extensions for Brain Products is now available!

E-Prime® Extensions for Brain Products™ software is designed to optimize E-Prime experiment communication with Brain Products EEG systems. Synchronize the timing of your E-Prime experiment with your EEG data and more!

Drag and drop PackageCalls give the ability to:

  • Start, stop, pause and continue your EEG recording
  • Send markers at specified events (e.g., onset of stimulus or response)
  • Send customized markers based on stimuli type for simpler data analysis
  • Send marker of response accuracy
  • Verify recording has started
  • Receive notification of EEG errors
  • Load Recorder Workspaces
  • Set Recorder Monitoring, Impedance, and Test Signal modes

 

Set a reminder to watch our E-Prime Extensions for Brain Products live stream on YouTube Tuesday, February 13th!

E-Prime Extensions for Brain Products 3.0 requires E-Prime 3.0, Brain Products Recorder, and Remote Control Server.

Please contact us with any questions!

Purchase Now!

2017 Q4 Newsletter: New Products | E-Prime 3 Raffle Winner

Introducing E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro

EETPE-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 sales@pstnet.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!

E-Prime 3

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 sales@pstnet.com 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.

License Type
E-Prime 2.0 Standard License
E-Prime 1.0/2.0 Standard to Professional Upgrade License
Status on January 1, 2018
Discontinued
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:

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 info@pstnet.com.

Using SciCrunch? Annotate E-Prime by using: RRID:SCR_009567

 

View the full newsletter at the following link: 2017 Q4 Newsletter.

 

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.

In a recent study from our lab, participants complete an MRI Simulation training session before continuing to the real scanner. The emulated MR environment allows participants to acclimatise to the new unusual space, and to practice our task while keeping their head still. We find that the absence of the magnetic field and the removal of MR associated safety concerns reduces potential anxiety and apprehension. We use MoTrak head-tracking software to monitor head rotation and displacement in real-time, and to provide feedback to participants about their performance. This information helps participants to appropriately adjust, to reduce head movement during our task.

Pre-scan training in the MRI Simulator, combined with our use of the MoTrak system, were instrumental to the success of our study. Our findings have important implications for the recovery of people who suffer from impaired mobility of their hands and arms. For these individuals, the most commonplace actions can be extremely effortful. Even small improvements in mobility can profoundly impact their life quality and independence.

For more information about Bangor University and the university lab, please visit the following links:
Bangor University
Hand and Brain Lab at Bangor University
Postgraduate training in the MRI domain

Introducing E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro 3.0

Introducing E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro

We are excited to announce that 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. A demonstration of this compatibility will be shown at SfN in our booth – #2631.

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.

We will be demonstrating E-Prime Extensions for Tobii Pro 3.0 at upcoming conferences! Please visit our booths at SfN, SCiP, and Psychonomics for a demonstration.

New Features in E-Prime 3.0:

  • Button sub-object for responses
  • Choice sub-object for surveys/recalls
  •  Slider sub-object for scales
  • Slide Layout Templates
  • Online Experiment Library
  • Auto-generate text data files
  • Interactively run List rows
  • Script Task Events
  • Property find and replace
  • Quick start from any List object
  • Pause/Resume in floating window
  • New Task Events
  • Improved user interface
  • Online Documentation
  • Runtime support for tablet and touchscreens
  • Improved audio/video playback and load time

E-Prime 3.0 Discount Ends Soon

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 2017, so act now!

Purchase orders can be sent to sales@pstnet.com or faxed to 412-449-0079. You can also place an order in our online store.

2017 Q3 Newsletter: Upgrade Now – 40% Discount Ends Soon!

We recently celebrated our 30-year anniversary! Pictured above, members of the Psychology Software Tools team gather around a cake in honor of this occasion.

Upgrade Now – 40% Discount Ends Soon!

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 2017, so act now!

How does E-Prime licensing work?

Purchase orders can be sent to sales@pstnet.com or faxed to 412-449-0079. You can also place an order in our online store.

 

Are you still using a keyboard for responses? Stop!

If you are using a keyboard or a mouse to collect subject responses, you are introducing delays into your response data. PST has identified a wide range of variability between devices of the same class having performed hundreds of timing tests with a variety of keyboards and mice. Sound cards are even more prone to the same variability. To eliminate this issue, PST developed the USB-based response and stimulus device, Chronos. Chronos features millisecond accuracy in the areas of stimulus, response, sound output, and external device communication. This level of timing accuracy cannot be achieved using a keyboard, mouse, or onboard sound card.

Our timing tests are performed using the Black Box Toolkit. A sample of data collected on a machine that meets the minimal requirements for E-Prime with a Windows 10 OS is summarized to the left. A more comprehensive listing of our timing data for E-Prime 3.0 and E-Prime 2.0 is on our support site. Note the performance of Chronos in comparison to a standard keyboard or mouse.

In addition to millisecond accurate timing, Chronos also gives users a solution for communicating with external devices (up to 16 digital inputs and outputs) without the need for a parallel port.

To see an example of how we perform timing tests, please check out last week’s YouTube live stream! Also tune in this week to see Devon present tips on getting the best timing from your E-Prime experiment.

 

See PST at the Fall Conferences

PST recently exhibited at BrainBox Initiative (left) sponsored by Rogue Resolutions. The BrainBox Initiative is a collaboration with academics from leading universities and provides early career neuroscientists with opportunities to grow, develop and showcase their research.

Look for a live stream coming soon demonstrating the communication between E-Prime and the TMS systems offered by Rogue Resolutions.

In November we will be exhibiting at Society for Computers in Psychology and Psychonomic Society in Vancouver (Booth #202), and Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in Washington, D. C. (Booth #2631). If you are in attendance, please stop by our booth to see our latest products!

 

PST Recertified to ISO 13485 and 9001 Standards

Psychology Software Tools was recently audited to recertify the company to the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 standards. Our audit was successful and our certification is now valid through 2020!

In 2011 Psychology Software Tools, Inc. achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the design, development, production, assembly, installation and servicing of products and tools for psychology research, assessment, and education.

In 2008 Psychology Software Tools, Inc. achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system related to the design, development, production, assembly, integration, installation, sales and servicing of computerized systems, specialty equipment, and hardware/software accessories for human clinical assessment of psychological, physiological, and neuropsychological function using computerized stimulus presentation, accuracy and response time measures, MRI/fMRI, EEG/ERP, MEG, fNIR, and related techniques.

 

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! Each live session includes a follow-along tutorial and Q&A session with a member of PST’s Support Team. 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:

If you are not yet using E-Prime 3.0, you can use the evaluation version during the webinar. The evaluation can be downloaded here.

 

Resources for E-Prime 3.0

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!

 

Upcoming Events & Conferences

2017 Conference Schedule

Society for Computers in Psychology November 9 – Vancouver, Canada

Psychonomic Society November 9 – 12 – Vancouver, Canada

Society for Neuroscience November 11 – 15 – Washington, D.C., USA

 

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 info@pstnet.com.

E-Prime 3.0 Update 1 Now Available

E-Prime 3.0 Update 1 Now Available

E-Prime 3.0 Update 1 is now available. This update contains several enhancements, including the fix for users with the Windows 10 Creators Update. We had previously announced Microsoft introduced a bug into Windows 10 Creators Update which interrupted E-Prime’s ability to detect the refresh rate resulting in a runtime error stating, “Unable to obtain a valid refresh rate”.

Please see the Change History article for additional modifications in this update.

Access Download | Change History

If you are using E-Prime 3.0, please download E-Prime 3.0 Update 1.

If you are using E-Prime 2.0 and experiencing the Windows 10 Creators Update issue, please continue to use the workaround available in our Knowledge Base.

Microsoft has informed us that a behavior change was made in the Creators Update that caused this interruption for E-Prime to detect the refresh rate. Microsoft has logged this behavior change as a bug in their system. Although we have now have a fix for E-Prime 3.0 and a workaround for E-Prime 2.0, we fully expect Microsoft to include a fix in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – due to be released soon.
 
For more information, please visit our Support Site.
Support Site

Are You Still Using a Keyboard for Responses? Stop! Use Chronos!

Chronos: A Multifunctional Response and Stimulus DeviceIf you are using a keyboard or a mouse to collect subject responses, you are introducing delays into your response data. PST has identified a wide range of variability between devices of the same class having performed hundreds of timing tests with a variety of keyboards and mice. Sound cards are even more prone to the same variability. To eliminate this issue, PST developed the USB-based response and stimulus device, Chronos. Chronos features millisecond accuracy in the areas of stimulus, response, sound output, and external device communication. This level of timing accuracy cannot be achieved using a keyboard, mouse, or onboard sound card.


Our timing tests are performed using the Black Box Toolkit. A sample of data collected on a machine that meets the minimal requirements for E-Prime with a Windows 10 OS is summarized to the left. A more comprehensive listing of our timing data for E-Prime 3.0 and E-Prime 2.0 is on our support site. Note the performance of Chronos in comparison to a standard keyboard or mouse. In addition to millisecond accurate timing, Chronos also gives users a solution for communicating with external devices (up to 16 digital inputs and outputs) without the need for a parallel port.   

To see an example of how we perform timing tests, please check out last week’s YouTube live stream! Also tune in this week to see Devon present tips on getting the best timing from your E-Prime experiment.

2017 Q2 Newsletter: Upgrade to E-Prime 3 Now

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 2017, so act now!
How does E-Prime licensing work?

Purchase orders can be sent to sales@pstnet.com or faxed to 412-449-0079. You can also place an order in our online store.

To continue reading…view our newsletter, here: 2017 Q2 Newsletter

2017 Q1 Newsletter: Master E-Prime 3 on YouTube

We recently hosted our first E-Prime 3.0 Basic Webinar. The recording of this webinar is on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when new videos are available. Many E-Prime 3.0 How To Videos and additional webinars will be added very soon!

 

If you are not yet using E-Prime 3.0, you can use the evaluation version during the webinar. [insert download link]

To continue reading…view our newsletter, here: 2017 Q1 Newsletter

2017 Conference Calendar

We look forward to seeing you at the following 2017 conferences:

 

Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) March 25 – 28 – San Francisco, CA, USA

Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) April 20 – 22 – Chicago, IL, USA

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) April 22 – 27 – Honolulu, HI, USA

Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) June 25 – 29 – Vancouver, Canada

Society for Neuroscience (SFN) November 11 – 15 – Washington, D.C., USA

Psychonomic Society (PS) November 9 – 12 – Vancouver, Canada

Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) November 9 – Vancouver, Canada

Announcement: E-Prime 3.0 Now Shipping!

E-prime 3.0

E-Prime 3.0 Now Shipping!

We are excited to be in full production of E-Prime 3.0 this week! If you have any questions regarding E-Prime 3.0 features or ordering, please contact us. Our office will be closed next week for the holidays, however, orders will still be processed through our online store. Orders placed next week will begin shipping January 5th in the order they are received.

E-Prime 3.0 introduces many new features for researchers to design their experiments even faster than before. E-Prime has always maintained an easy to use interface with little to no scripting necessary. New drag and drop sub-objects even further eliminate the need to use script for advanced experiment designs, such as buttons and sliders! Other additions include, an updated interface, Slide Layout Templates, an online experiment library, and helpful debugging tools.

For more information…view our newsletter, here: E-Prime 3 Shipment Announcement

Announcement: Introducing E-Prime 3.0

Introducing E-Prime 3.0

We are excited to announce that E-Prime 3.0 is now available for pre-order starting today! Fulfillment of orders is scheduled to begin December 16, 2016. We will be showing E-Prime 3.0 at the upcoming conferences! Please visit our booths at SfN, SCiP, and Psychonomics for a demonstration.

 

E-prime 3.0E-Prime 3.0 introduces many new features for researchers to design their experiments even faster than before. E-Prime has always maintained an easy to use interface with little to no scripting necessary. New drag and drop sub-objects even further eliminate the need to use script for advanced experiment designs, such as buttons and sliders! Other additions include, an updated interface, Slide Layout Templates, an online experiment library, and helpful debugging tools.

 

 

New Features in E-Prime 3.0:

E-Prime 3.0

  • New survey tools
  •  Button sub-object for responses
  • Choice sub-object for surveys/recalls
  • Slider sub-objects for scales
  • Slide Layout Templates
  • Online Experiment Library
  • Auto-generate text data files
  • Interactively run List rows
  • Script Task Events
  • Property find and replace
  • Quick start from any List object
  • Pause/Resume in floating window
  • New Task Events
  • Improved user interface
  • Online Documentation
  • Runtime support for tablet and touchscreens
  • Improved audio/video playback and load time