Five-choice serial reaction time task.
Please cite as, for example:
The task was implemented in the FiveChoice program (version 5.3, R.N. Cardinal) using the Whisker control system (Cardinal & Aitken, 2010).
Cardinal RN, Aitken MRF (2010). Whisker: a client–server high-performance multimedia research control system. Behavior Research Methods 42: 1059–1071. (PubMed ID: 21139173. DOI:10.3758/BRM.42.4.1059.)
Requires Whisker v2.0 or greater.
|•||Text-based output to disk.|
|•||ODBC data storage to a database (supplied).|
Rudolf Cardinal (email@example.com).
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|•||v1.1 - First version finished 25 Mar 2002 |
|•||v2.4 - First version actually used! (26 Mar 2004)|
|•||v2.5 - minor bugfix to stop program complaining about wrong XML config versions; bug fix to ensure that timer events have phase checks (stops a bug in which a trial could be classified as being both correct and an omission); added "preferred box" field; more progress info on main dialogue|
|•||v2.6 (8 June 2004): option to punish perseverative responses following correct responses; minor user interface changes|
|•||v2.7 (10 June 2004): option to debounce incoming inputs|
|•||v2.8 (2 Sep 2004): yoking (and more things are recorded with the standard task).|
|•||v2.9 (14 Feb 2005): forced-choice task added; pseudorandom location selection added.|
|•||v3.0 (10 Oct 2005): option not to record line OFF events.|
|•||v3.1 (14 Mar 2006): Bug fixed: wasn't recording events from yoked boxes numbered 10 or above.|
|•||v3.2 (4-6 Apr 2006): Help improved; options for variable stimulus duration within a session; more draw-without-replacement pseudorandom options added.|
|•||v3.3 (7 Apr 2006): Improved option for true zero stimulus duration; running display of perseverative responses.|
|•||v3.4 (18 May 2006): Better control of session end time.|
|•||v3.5 (25 May 2006): Front panel during pre-stimulus/post-stimulus timeout is now only optionally considered premature/perseverative, respectively.|
|•||v3.6 (4 July 2006): Bug fixed: was possible to set up a yoked box having the same box number as the master box, or as another yoked box.|
|•||v3.7 (8 March 2007): Easier compilation by user.|
|•||v3.8 (6 July 2007): Minor pellet-counting cosmetic bug fixed.|
|•||v4.0 (10-13 June 2008): computer-controlled dimmers for lights/noise distractors implemented.|
|•||v5.0 (12 Jan 2009): Server default changed from "loopback" to "localhost" (Windows Vista compatibility and more general standardization).|
|•||v5.1 (30 Apr 2009): Strobe hardware build target. See version tracker.|
|•||v5.2 (28 Feb 2010): Updated to compile under VS2008. Also database fields FiveChoice_Config.PelletPulseLength_ms and FiveChoice_Config.InterpelletGap_ms changed from single (float) to long (int).|
|•||v5.3 (2 May 2011): Now allows exact specification of holes to use for stimulus presentation (i.e. from 1-choice to 5-choice). Database changes to match (see version tracker).|
|•||v5.4 (19 Oct 2011). "PerseverativeNosepokes," missing from CSV header output in summary file - data was there, but header was missing (so subsequently mis-aligned) - fixed. (Database was unaffected.) See also accompanying Python rescue script. // Date/time string stored in textfile now includes seconds fields.|
|•||v5.5 (4 Dec 2017). (1) Option to flip houselight state. (2) Training mode, where all holes are correct. (3) Variable reinforcement option.|
|•||v5.6 (11 Dec 2018). Bugfix: m_iNonrewardsPerSet was being written to but not read from the XML config.|