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  • jsPsych is a useful open-source library for building browser-based behavioral experiments over the internet. However, vision science experiments involve unique considerations that are not well-accommodated by existing resources within jsPsych. In the present article, we provide a brief overview of our solutions to challenges such as response-dependent stimulus displays and accurate and flexible stimulus presentation within a web browser. Our solutions, which include freely-available functions and code accessible to other researchers, will focus on the jsPsych-JATOS workflow. The implementation of these solutions will allow vision scientists to make better use of jsPsych-JATOS and the benefits that it offers, including significant flexibility in hosting browser-based experiments in-house (i.e., without relying on a fee-for-service model) with broad compatibility across recruitment services (e.g., Amazon MTurk, SONA, and Prolific).

altmetric score

  • 2.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Liao, M., Grindell, J., & Anderson, B. A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Liao, Ming-Ray||Grindell, James||Anderson, Brian A

Book Title

  • PsyArXiv

publication date

  • June 2021