Pump Component

This component allows you to deliver liquid stimuli using a Cetoni neMESYS syringe pump.

Please specify the name of the pump configuration to use in the PsychoPy® preferences under Hardware / Qmix pump configuration. See the readme file of the pyqmix project for details on how to set up your computer and create the configuration file.



Everything in a PsychoPy® experiment needs a unique name. The name should contain only letters, numbers and underscores (no punctuation marks or spaces).

Start :

The time that the stimulus should first appear.

Stop :

Governs the duration for which the stimulus is presented.

Sync to screenbool

Whether to synchronize the pump operations (starting, stopping) to the screen refresh. This ensures better synchronization with visual stimuli.


Parameters for controlling hardware.

Pump indexint

The index of the pump: The first pump’s index is 0, the second pump’s index is 1, etc. You may insert the name of a variable here to adjust this value dynamically.

Syringe typeselect the appropriate option

Currently, 25 mL and 50 mL glass syringes are supported. This setting ensures that the pump will operate at the correct flow rate.

Pump actionaspirate or dispense

Whether to fill (aspirate) or to empty (dispense) the syringe.

Flow ratefloat

The flow rate in the selected flow rate units.

Flow rate unitmL/s or mL/min

The unit in which the flow rate values are supplied.

Switch valve after dosingbool

Whether to switch the valve osition after the pump operation has finished. This can be used to ensure a sharp(er) stimulus offset.

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