Psychophysics Software with MATLAB

Monday, May 20, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Jasmine/Palm

Organizers: Vijay Iyer, MathWorks; Alexis Paez, MathWorks; Greg Ginnan, INCF

Speakers: Alexis Paez, PhD, MathWorks; Greg Ginnan, PhD, INCF; Vijay Iyer, PhD, MathWorks; Mario Kleiner (lead developer) and Celia Foster, PhD, Psychophysics Toolbox; Lindsey Fraser, PhD, VPixx; Justin Gardner, PhD, MGL; Giles Holland (lead developer), PsychBench

Many experimental studies in Vision Science fall within the realm of psychophysics: the quantitative control of sensory stimuli combined with quantitative measurement of perception. Since the personal computing era, psychophysical vision science has been critically empowered and accelerated by software tools, such as the Psychophysics Toolbox (PTB), enabling diverse visual stimuli to be presented to subjects with careful timing of both stimulus and response. This satellite event will convene developers of various psychophysics software packages released with substantial or fully open-source code in MATLAB (a widely-used scientific computing language), to present their latest updates and respond to questions and feedback from the VSS community. Event will also include brief presentations/discussions by the MathWorks (makers of MATLAB) and the INCF (an international organization dedicated to open and FAIR neuroscience).