Many thanks for your reply! I’ve took some time to get back to you as I’m really struggling to know the best way to set up my experiment in the first place, so I’m not sure on whether it’s better to include nesting of loops or not.
I would like the probe text to pop up at certain time points, while participants are reading some paragraphs (which they press a button to self advance to the next para). So while they are reading the text, I would like probes to pop up at certain time points in relation to the start time of the previous probe. So, say for instance, I have probe 1 set at 3 seconds, probe 2 at 5 seconds and probe 3 at 8 seconds. I would like it to run so that probe 2 will pop up 5 seconds after the start of probe 1 and probe 3 will run 8 seconds after probe 2, and so on. I have an excel file of all the different timings, but I have no idea how I will set this up in PsychoPy. Will that involve coding?
I would like these probes to be applied to the whole of the reading task (so all 7 paragraphs, and not just to individual paragraphs). Further, when the probe pops up it will ask participants a question, they respond with a key and then it takes them back to the paragraph that they were originally reading before the probe popped up. This will go on till they have read the full text I give them.
So far, I have played around with PsychoPy setting it up in different ways. I have set it up using nested loops like here (in the pic attached) and I can get both the reading text paragraphs and the probes to display, (although at the min the probes are just set for random timings as I cant figure out how to make them run at times in relation to the previous probe , as described above), but they both are being displayed at the same time, when I only want one piece of text to show at one time .
I hope that helps give a little bit more detail, please let me know if you need more info on what I am hoping to do.
Many thanks for your help