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One-shot flicker


I’m a complete novice to Open Sesame and trying to build an experiment as part of my final year in uni.  I have previously been successful with building the experiment with the flicker paradigm but my professor has suggested that one-shot flicker is more appropriate. I am investigating change blindness and have 2IVs with 2levels each. All together 4 conditions and the stimuli are images. I want to present them in the experiment as: original image-black screen-modified image-black screen- original image. The participants will be asked to use the mouse to click on the location where they think the change happened. I will be recording RT from the moment the original image is presented last. This is all in theory of course as I don’t have a clue how to set it all up or if mouse response on Open Sesame can be used as control to record for correct/incorrect click on the location of the change. The changes in the images will be either on the left or right side of the image, but of course they have to vary in all the pairs.

I would really appreciate any advice.

Best wishes



  • Hi ,

    I have been reading old posts and scripts posted on here and tried to put something together but without success. I have put together my set up by I can’t work out how to write my script to go in all my conditions. Could anyone please have a look at what I have so far and let me know what my next step might be?

    Best wishes


  • Hi,

    It's me again, so I have put together a inline script but I am not quite sure how to add the keyboard responces to record while the last image is presented. This is what I got so far..

    #create fixiation dot canvas



    # The duration for each frame

    frame_dur = 2000

    # The number of repetitions

    repetitions = 4

    # Get the filenames for the two images. This assumes that you have defined these

    # filenames as the variables `img1` and `img2` and that these files are in the

    # filepool.

    # Get the full path to a file in the file pool

    print(u'The fool path to img1.jpg is %s' % pool[u'img1.jpg'])

    # Get the full path to a file in the file pool

    print(u'The fool path to img2.jpg is %s' % pool[u'img2.jpg'])

    img1 = self.get('img1')

    img2 = self.get('img2')

    # Create a keyboard with a timeout that is equal to the frameduration

    my_keyboard = keyboard(timeout=5000, keylist= ['z','m'])

    # Create three canvas objects, for both images and a gray one to get the

    # flicker effect.

    my_canvas1 = canvas(exp)


    my_canvas2 = canvas(exp)


    my_canvas_gray = canvas(exp)

    my_canvas_gray = canvas(exp, bgcolor='gray')







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