ExperimentMFC 7. Blanking the screen

In all the earlier examples, the flag blankWhilePlaying was set to <no>. This means that in all those cases the participant will immediately see the response categories when the sound starts playing (or even earlier, if there is an initial silence).

This can be changed by setting blankWhilePlaying to <yes>. When you do that, the participant will see a blank screen while the stimulus is playing, and the response buttons will come up only after the sound has finished. This is useful if you want to prevent the participant from clicking before the sound has finished, or for priming experiments. Reaction times are measured from when the response buttons appear.

If you want the response buttons to come up 0.5 seconds after the sound finishes playing, you set the stimulusFinalSilenceDuration to 0.5.

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