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PSYCHOBASIC: A BASIC dialect for the control of psychological experiments with the Commodore-64 and DELA interfacing

  • L. Xia
  • C. D. L. Wynne
  • F. Von Münchow-Pohl
  • J. D. Delius
Computer Technology
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Abstract

A modified version of BASIC for the control of psychological experiments is presented. PSYCHOBASIC runs on Commodore-64 computers with DELA interfacing, and it is based on Commodore BASIC. New commands control digital and analog input and output, centisecond timers, and counters. A control panel, which is displayed on the screen at all times, gives the status of many PSYCHOBASIC components. The interpreted nature of PSYCHOBASIC, as well as the control panel, makes the system easy to learn and use. The PSYCHOBASIC system is less expensive than equivalent systems for IBM-PC computers. A sample PSYCHOBASIC program is given.

Keywords

Control Panel Input Line User Port Commodore BASIC Relay Output 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Xia
    • 1
  • C. D. L. Wynne
    • 1
  • F. Von Münchow-Pohl
    • 1
  • J. D. Delius
    • 1
  1. 1.Allgemeine PsychologicUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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