"...the management of stimulus material and peripherals is a significant improvement on other systems in the lab, especially the use of large stimulus sets..."
Dr Charlie Wilson
We have been using EventIDE for more than 2 years now to build cognitive tasks for macaque monkeys in neurophysiology experiments. We moved to EventIDE from lower level language programming and much older tools. Once we got used to the principles of EventIDE, new elements and tasks are easy to programme, and the management of stimulus material and peripherals is a significant improvement on other systems in the lab, especially the use of large stimulus sets. Management of task control elements like randomisation and condition management are very easy, compared with the hard coding we were having to do beforehand.
We use the system in conjunction with touch screens, reward systems, eye trackers, and neural recording systems, all of which have been relatively simple to integrate. With the elements provided by OkazoLab we were able to synchronise the behavioural output with our recording system with good timing accuracy. The user interface and the way in which tasks are broken down into elements are all helpful for introducing new students to the existing programmes gradually. We have found Okazolab team to be a very responsive, open to suggestions of improvements, and rapidly providing fixes to any bugs. We are therefore very happy with EventIDE as a tool, and have therefore decided to continue to use EventIDE in a new system that we recently set up.