Every block contains a number of compulsory components:

  • At least 1 timeline. 
  • An ordering value.
  • A display value.
  • A response value.

Timeline: Must contain the default On Trial Start timeline. Other timelines may be added by the researcher if required.

Ordering value: Can be set to random(no repeat), or fixed.

Display value: Can be set to display all generated trials, or to end after a set number of trials.

Response value: Can be set to button, mouse, or keyboard. If mouse is selected, Experimaker will register clicks on the area of a visible stimulus (e.g. text or image). If keyboard is selected, the researcher must define which key presses are accepted.

These properties are automatically propogated to every trial in the block, unless they are manually overridden.