PsychoPy is an open-source application to allow the presentation of stimuli and collection of data for a wide range of neuroscience, psychology and psychophysics experiments. It’s a free, powerful alternative to Presentation™ or e-Prime™, written in Python (a free alternative to Matlab™ ).
Latest stable version: 1.78.01 was released Aug 2013, adding support for pre-loading of images within Builder (using the Static Component)
Cutting edge version: 1.79.00 was released Dec 2013, adding many new features, notably in support for additional hardware
See complete Changelog for complete list of additions and fixes
There will be a 3-day Python Workshop in April 2014 at Nottingham University, with novice and intermediate streams. We’ll follow that with 2 days of a ‘code sprint’ for developers of PsychoPy. There are limited spaces, so book now at Nottingham’s online store.
If you use this software, please cite one of the papers that describe it.
- Peirce, JW (2007) PsychoPy - Psychophysics software in Python. J Neurosci Methods, 162(1-2):8-13
- Peirce JW (2009) Generating stimuli for neuroscience using PsychoPy. Front. Neuroinform. 2:10. doi:10.3389/neuro.11.010.2008