Version History

Version 2.83 - April 12, 2016

  • Fixed issues with time-cut deadlines not implementing correctly in Runner
  • Fixed issues with recording response information when response feedback (respfeedback) provided
  • Fixed issues with z-normalized MD and AUC values not being calculated
  • A new detection mechanism exists for when trials are erroneously marked as having the same Correct and Default-Compare/Distractor response (this is now detected in Runner and Analyzer, so it can be avoided), which led to miscalculation of subject averages

Version 2.82 - March 1, 2014

  • Fixed issues with Runner playing video files (trial-type 6)

Version 2.81 - January 9, 2014

  • Fixed issues with Runner playing audio files (trial-type 2)
  • Added alternative mechanism ('altsound' parameter) for rare instances of certain computers having audio issues
  • Fixed Type Mismatch #13 'PreMaxDevArea' when hitting 'Compute' in Analyzer

Version 2.80 - August 21, 2013

  • Much improved system for interfacing with external environment using UDP
  • Added ability to request text/numeric input from a subject after trial (respinputmsg)
  • Fixed audio trial-type 3, allowing greater compatibility (e.g., MP3 files)

Version 2.70 - November 6, 2012

  • Fixed initial error with Runner

Version 2.69 - November 5, 2012

  • Added ability to change color of unique response feedback messages
  • Added ability to terminate sound (on trial-type 3) at specific times

Version 2.68 - August 21, 2012

  • Fixed issue with picture responses not clearing for subsequent trials.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Updated apperance.

Version 2.67 - December 23, 2011

  • Fixed issue with initcut message text not appearing.
  • Added ability to release mouse cursor from holdforcompound lock in the middle of a compound stimulus sequence.

Version 2.66 - November 17, 2011

  • Fixed issue of misalignment between response box region and image inside it (for image responses, i.e., starting with "~")
  • Expanded raw time analysis cut-off from 9999 ms to 99999 ms

Version 2.65 - October 6, 2011

  • Fixed error with 'Compute' button
  • Changed 'END' signaling for interfacing Runner with an external environment

Version 2.64 - October 2, 2011

  • Init cut messages may now be in image format
  • Fixed issue with Clipboard interface - Runner now only pastes to the Clipboard once rather than pasting in a loop

Version 2.63 - September 7, 2011

  • Fixed glitches with Clipboard interfacing with external environments

Version 2.62 - August 23, 2011

  • Fixed issue of Clipboard interfacing with external environments.
  • New MATLAB <--> MouseTracker interfaced experiment example of an adaptive decision-making paradigm (adaptive_matlab.csv and adaptive_matlab.m in the sample folder).
  • More documentation on interfacing.

Version 2.61 - August 21, 2011

  • New comprehensive outlier screening has been created, using Compute button.
  • Fixed issues with spurious 0 values in Distributional Analysis window.

Version 2.6 - July 26, 2011

  • A system has been developed to allow Runner to interface on-line with an external application or environment (e.g., MATLAB, Python, Java, etc.), e.g., for determining trials on-the-fly based on prior trials' performance.
  • Start button font and text can now be specified (starttext, startfontname, startfontsize parameters).
  • Fixed minor bugs and improved error-handling (and recovering data when errors arise).

Version 2.5 - July 24, 2011

  • Runner can now change screen resolution and cursor speed based on new parameters in experiment .CSV files (screenres and cursorspeed).
  • Fixed issue with Runner not recognizing responses when the click is made at the screen edges

Version 2.45 - July 15, 2011

  • Fixed issue with using 'holdforcompound' and 'respshowafter' options simultaneously.
  • Added 'respshowafteronset' parameter to set when responses are displayed after pressing the Start button.

Version 2.44 - July 5, 2011

  • Fixed 'Overflow' (Error #6) issue with few trajectories in a given condition when exporting to .CSV

Version 2.43 - June 2, 2011

  • Fixed issue of erroneous 0 values in distributional analysis window

Version 2.42 - April 25, 2011

  • Fixed errors after hitting 'Compute' button with a very small number of trials in a condition
  • "Errorhover" parameter changed to "hovermode" - there are now two modes, one which sets incorrect response buttons to be hover responses and another which sets both incorrect and correct response buttons to be hover responses

Version 2.41 - April 16, 2011

  • Fixed issue with using video stimuli (stimulus-type 6) in compound trials (trial-type 4)

Version 2.4 - March 30, 2011

  • Ability to use video files (AVI, WMV, etc.) as stimuli (trial-type 6)
  • Response buttons may be transparent (use "~" alone in response column)
  • Fixed issue with dragging stimuli (dragging parameter) in compound trials
  • Fixed issue with opening/saving .CSVs specifying an image for screencolorparameter in Designer

Version 2.3 - March 1, 2011

  • Experiment log files (subjectID_explog.txt) are now created, which detail each trial executed in an experiment.
  • A Test Mode for Runner is now available (use "-test" as command-line argument), which provides a fast way to detect errors in an experiment .CSV file (see Running Experiments in help manual).

Version 2.24 - February 7, 2011

  • Usability improvements.
  • Corrections in help documentation.
  • Better software registration.

Version 2.23 - December 27, 2010

  • Fixed issue with loading fonts in Designer
  • Fixed update notification issue in Designer.
  • Other usability improvements.

 Version 2.22 - December 3, 2010

  • Fixed issue with randomization without replacement ("~") feature for random-pick (trial-type 5) segments embedded in compound trials (trial-type 4)
  • Time durations may be specified for non-experimental trials (trial-type 0) rather than waiting for participant to hit Return key
  • New parameter, respborder (note: may be set in Designer), sets black border of response buttons on or off (rather than always being on)

Version 2.21 - November 23, 2010

  • Angle of movement profiles now generated in raw time analyses (supplementing velocity and acceleration profiles)
  • Command-line arguments now available for Runner (allowing subject ID and experiment file to be specified prior to running or when running multiple
    experiments in a row)

Version 2.2 - October 4, 2010

  • Trials may take an unlimited amount of time (rather than having an upper limit of 500 samples, i.e., roughly 7 seconds)
  • May use background images rather than a color

Version 2.19 - September 8, 2010

  • Fixed between subjects analysis 'Object required' error.

Version 2.18 - July 19, 2010

  • Added distributional analysis tool for Analyzer (right-click on a condition pane), including customizable histogram for MD and AUC distributions, and computation of skewness, kurtosis, and bimodality
  • Small usability improvements.

Version 2.17 - July 7, 2010

  • Added ability to analyze/import manually recoded trajectories
  • Added ability to export all trajectories in the Condition 1 or 2 pane to a CSV file in a vertical format that can be used to easily generate an Excel scatterplot of all trajectories
  • Can import trajectories from .MT files with varying number of total trials and varying conditions
  • Fixed bugs

Version 2.16 - June 14, 2010

  • Fixed manual exclusion 'Save' function
  • Added ability to exclude individual trajectories from selected tracks list
  • Added ability to manually assign selected trajectories to new condition code

Version 2.15 - May 20, 2010

  • Added in-program 'Update MouseTracker' software updating system.
  • Fixed error #13 'Type mismatch' issues for importing trajectories with missing information
  • Original condition codes are now available in Selected trajectory window and output .CSV file.
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Version 2.14 - May 15, 2010

  • Added checkboxes for file list in Analyzer for easy inclusion/exclusion of subjects
  • Added 'Data' button above x, y time-courses and velocity and acceleration profiles in Analyzer, which displays actual mean data in grid format
  • Fixed 'Subscript out of range' error when loading a new folder
  • Export .CSV files no longer include '0' condition trials
  • Fixed issue with mean MD and AUC values = 0 for conditions involving only 1 trial
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Version 2.13 - May 7, 2010

  • Fixed erroneous MD and AUC reporting for incorrect responses in trial-by-trial output CSV file
  • Fixed errors during 'Compute' when subjects have zero trajectories in a condition
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Version 2.12 - April 21, 2010

  • Unique feedback messages may now be specified for each response alternative
  • Number of incorrect responses are now listed in export .CSV file under mean trajectory data
  • Fixed bugs

Version 2.11 - April 4, 2010

  • Minimum/maximum sizes of x-flips and y-flips can now be specified
  • Respshowafter freeze bug fixed
  • Fixed bugs

Version 2.1 - March 11, 2010

  • Added 90-degree rotation ability for remapping
  • More comprehensive remapping procedures for complex experiment designs
  • Fixed remapping issues and several bugs when conducting raw-time analyses.
  • Added ability to wait for a participant to hit the Enter key in order to continue a compound trial's sequence (e.g., self-paced designs)
  • Quicker trajectory importing
  • Trajectory pane selection rectangle can now be dragged leftward and upward (rather than just rightward and downward)
  • "Load Folder" function now starts by default at the currently loaded folder
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Version 2.02 - March 4, 2010

  • Fixed "Path/File Access" error at end of experiments run on Windows limited-user accounts
  • Added experiment abort key for Runner (F12)
  • Fixed maximum deviation (MD) calculation
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Version 2.01 - February 7, 2010

  • Fixed response error hovering bug
  • Fixed stimulus vertical centering (stimvcenter) bug
  • Fixed response with "$" bug
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Version 2.0 - January 23, 2010  (MAJOR CHANGES)

  • Can now design experiments with unlimited number of response alternatives
  • Response alternatives, "Start" button, and stimuli may be placed anywhere on the screen
  • New Designer program for graphics-based assistance in setting up layout of experiments
  • Much more flexibility in Analyzer (e.g., can decide which responses to allow and how to remap trajectories)
  • Time-normalization can now be done with a user-defined number of time steps (not just 101)
  • A y-flips measure is now computed (complexity along the y-axis)

Version 1.16 - January 10, 2010

  • Fixed bug when hitting Export-to-CSV in a raw-time analysis
  • Fixed error in help documentation about computing maximum deviation

Version 1.15 - December 11, 2009

  • No more license screen when Runner starts
  • Fixed bug in between-subjects analysis
  • You can now set what happens at the end of an experiment (e.g., debriefing screen, run a link)
  • The cursor can be automatically relocated to the Start button after a response is made

Version 1.14 - November 29, 2009

  • Support for Windows versions outside the United States (decimal separator compatibility issue)
  • Faster Export-to-.CSV process
  • Fixed bugs
  • Small usability enhancements

Version 1.13 - October 16, 2009

  • Between subjects analysis feature
  • Fixed bugs

Version 1.12 - October 2, 2009

  • Dragging feature added where image stimuli can now be dragged across the screen into a response
  • Better error reporting in the Runner program
  • Velocity/acceleration can be computed using x,y-coordinates or just x-coordinates
  • Response text can incorporate line breaks
  • Small bugs fixed

Version 1.11 - September 17, 2009

  • Added feature allowing blocks of trials to be presented in random order
  • Added feature allowing "random-pick" trials where one of several alternatives is randomly selected on a given trial (with or without replacement)
  • Bug fix: response button background color
  • Several other bug fixes

Version 1.1 - September 8, 2009

  • Expanded ability to analyze trajectories in raw time (rather than normalized time)
  • Added features of generating velocity and acceleration profiles
  • Trajectory colors made to be customizable
  • Trajectory selection tool improvements
  • Presentation timing of image stimuli improved
  • Several other bug fixes

Version 1.0 - June 3, 2009

  • First release