OpenSesame: An open-source, graphical experiment builder for the social sciences

Sebastiaan Mathot*, Daniel Schreij, Jan Theeuwes

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Abstract

In the present article, we introduce OpenSesame, a graphical experiment builder for the social sciences. OpenSesame is free, open-source, and cross-platform. It features a comprehensive and intuitive graphical user interface and supports Python scripting for complex tasks. Additional functionality, such as support for eyetrackers, input devices, and video playback, is available through plug-ins. OpenSesame can be used in combination with existing software for creating experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-324
Number of pages11
JournalBehavior Research Methods
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Software
  • Stimulus presentation
  • Experiment builder
  • Python
  • Graphical user interface
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • SOFTWARE
  • PLATFORM
  • LIBRARY
  • SYSTEM

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