MATLAB for Psychologists

  • Mauro Borgo
  • Alessandro Soranzo
  • Massimo Grassi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 25-46
  4. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 47-65
  5. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 67-106
  6. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 107-128
  7. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 129-152
  8. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 153-187
  9. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 189-221
  10. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 223-248
  11. Mauro Borgo, Alessandro Soranzo, Massimo Grassi
    Pages 249-273
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 275-283

About this book

Introduction

The matrix laboratory interactive computing environment—MATLAB—has brought creativity to research in diverse disciplines, particularly in designing and programming experiments. More commonly used in mathematics and the sciences, it also lends itself to a variety of applications across the field of psychology. For the novice looking to use it in experimental psychology research, though, becoming familiar with MATLAB can be a daunting task.

MATLAB for Psychologists expertly guides readers through the component steps, skills, and operations of the software, with plentiful graphics and examples to match the reader’s comfort level. Using an extended illustration, this concise volume explains the program’s usefulness at any point in an experiment, without the limits imposed by other types of software. And the authors demonstrate the responsiveness of MATLAB to the individual’s research needs, whether the task is programming experiments, creating sensory stimuli, running simulations, or calculating statistics for data analysis.

Key features of the coverage:

  • Thinking in a matrix way.
  • Handling and plotting data.
  • Guidelines for improved programming, sound, and imaging.
  • Statistical analysis and signal detection theory indexes.
  • The Graphical User Interface.
  • The Psychophysics Toolbox.

MATLAB for Psychologists serves a wide audience of advanced undergraduate and graduate level psychology students, professors, and researchers as well as lab technicians involved in programming psychology experiments. 

Keywords

Behavioral Science Biosignals Computational Functions Computer Programming Data Analysis Data Collection Data Handling Data Types Data Variables Debugging Elegant Programming Experimental Psychology Exporting Data GUI Graphic User Interface Import/Export Images Importing Data Loops Generation MATLAB Matrix Matrix Laboratory Neural Networks Problem Solving Program Flux Programming Programming Language Psychological Toolboxes Psychology Simulation Small Data Set Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Mauro Borgo
    • 1
  • Alessandro Soranzo
    • 2
  • Massimo Grassi
    • 3
  1. 1.DuevilleItaly
  2. 2.School of Social Science & LawUniversity of TeessideMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of General PsychologyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2197-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2196-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2197-9
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