Online Auditory Psychophysical Research Platform in Development

Jordan Beim, CATSS/MSP lab coordinator, has been working on developing a solution for conducting auditory psychophysics online using MATLAB. The platform is based on the AFC software package, which allows for n-interval, m-alternative-forced-choice tasks to be deployed to a website. The package currently works with transformed up-down, staircase, and constant stimulus methods. While it may not be suitable for all experiments, this platform could be useful for researchers looking to collect remote data using stimuli that don’t need precise level calibration.

The online framework is still in development, and we are actively working with the university to get the platform hosted on a departmental server. Potentially interested researchers can click here to try out a demo experiment or email Jordan <[email protected]> if they’re interested in trying to make use of the platform to collect their own data.