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E-prime vs MatLab (+Psychophysics Toolbox)

February 9th, 2010

Both E-prime and MatLab are popular tools for presenting stimuli for fMRI, NIRS and behavioral experiments. Here are a comparison between them.

E-Prime MatLab + psychophysics toolbox
price ~$1000 MatLab cost, $50-500
easy to use easy moderate
need coding no (most cases) yes
flexibility moderate very
timing control moderate can be very accurate
connecting hardware good good
full screen yes can be
Author: Xu Cui Categories: brain, matlab, psychToolbox Tags:
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