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    Founded in 2003 by a team of psychologists, software experts and electronic engineers The Black Box ToolKit Ltd is a UK based company dedicated to improving the methods used by researchers in the behavioural and brain sciences.

We quickly realised that testing hardware and software in our lab did not reflect what researchers were doing with their own equipment and paradigms. In fact, it is now a well documented fact that millisecond timing varies depending on the hardware used. This makes it hard to single out one experiment generator, or platform, over another. What was needed was an inexpensive kit that enables researchers to quickly and easily check their own paradigms, in situ and without modification. We have spent over a decade developing and refining the Black Box ToolKit to enable researchers like you improve their ability to replicate and correct any timing errors prior to publication.
 
NEW
millisecond accurate USB response pad launched – works
just like a traditional keyboard!

Our CABN Neuroscience paper on timing published | Preprint

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CASE STUDIES            
Cognitive Psychology
University of Sheffield, UK
What should have been simple turned into a major headache. We wanted to display a prime for 11 ms and then evaluate social behaviour dependent on the type of prime. Unfortunately 33% of our participants could see the prime! Without the BBTK we wouldn't have been to carry out our replication successfully.
  Speech & Language
University of York, UK
We noticed that on some trials there appeared to be a presentation lag on the sounds we wanted to play to participants. This turned out to be due to soundcard startup latencies. With the help of a BBTK we managed to adjust onsets so that sounds were synchronised.
  EEG and fMRI
University of Durham, UK
In some of our EEG work it was sometimes difficult to know the exact relationship between what we presented and what the EEG recorded. We used the BBTK to evaluate settling time, digital filter response, phase delay etc. to help tighten up our experiments.
  Space Applications Services, Belgium Space Applications performs space system and software engineering for the European Space Agency, National Space Agencies and the space industry (unmanned and manned). They use a BBTK to ensure accurate presentation and response timings in their Virtual and Augmented Reality systems (eVRS).
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