[open] Help needed using a sequence to 'pause' an experiment.
Hi. Sorry if this has been covered here before, but I went through the forum and couldn’t find anything. I’m totally new to OpenSesame so am probably missing something simple, but any help would be appreciated. I’m running 0.27 through Parallels.
Basically, I’m building two experiments.
In Experiment 1, participants are given a vigilance task. They’re presented with a set of patterned slides, and respond with a mouseclick when they see a slide containing vertical line patterns. At the same time, they hear 42 pieces of music interspersed with 42 periods of silence.
My overview looks like this:
However, participants should be able 'pause' the experiment at any time by pressing the space key. When they do, the MemoryQuestionnaire sequence should be shown, and, when that is completed, the visual/auditory stimuli sequence should resume from where it left off. Participants should be able to do this as many times as they want.
The problem I’m having is finding a way to implement this. Do you have any suggestions on where within the overview I should be placing the MemoryQuestionnaire sequence?
Additionally, is there any way to record whether the participants are correctly identifying the target slides? It seems that wherever I put a mouse_response item, the task sequence is interrupted. This isn’t essential, but would be useful.
For Experiment 2, participants are presented with a piece of music, and asked whether they associate it with a particular memory. If they respond positively, they are shown the MemoryQuestionnaire sequence. At present the overview looks like this:
I believe this will work correctly, I’m just wondering which ‘run if’ command I should use for the MemoryQuestionnaire sequence. I’d only like the questionnaire sequence to start if the participant selects the relevant button widget on the MemoryConfirmation form_base.
Thanks in advance!