Mantra: an open method for object and movement tracking

Sebastiaan Mathot*, Jan Theeuwes

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Abstract

Mantra is a free and open-source software package for object tracking. It is specifically designed to be used as a tool for response collection in psychological experiments and requires only a computer and a camera (a webcam is sufficient). Mantra is compatible with widely used software for creating psychological experiments. In Experiments 1 and 2, we validated the spatial and temporal precision of Mantra in realistic experimental settings. In Experiments 3 and 4, we validated the spatial precision and accuracy of Mantra more rigorously by tracking a computer controlled physical stimulus and stimuli presented on a computer screen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1193
Number of pages12
JournalBehavior Research Methods
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Object tracking
  • Response collection
  • Software
  • Open source
  • Psychological experiments
  • Methods
  • ABRUPT ONSETS
  • ATTENTION
  • CAPTURE
  • GRASP

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