OS: X Yosemite
PsychoPy version: 1.85.6
Standard Standalone?: Yes
What are you trying to achieve?: I am trying to design an experiment that presents a series of words while music plays continuously in the background. Within an experimental condition, 4x8 word lists are to be presented to the participant whilst listening to the appropriate audio file. To elaborate, I want a list of 8-words to be presented (each word allocated a window of 3seconds) followed by a break. This break is to allow participants to write down their responses. As such, I require the break to only have one termination option, being that of a button press so the participant is ready to proceed to the next list. Repeating that process 4 times would comprise an experimental condition. The tricky part,however, is enabling audio files to play continuously whilst the word lists and breaks are presented. Further, still, I wish to replicate this framework of 4x8 word lists 3 more times, the only difference being a change in audio-file after the 4th,8th,12th break.
**What did you try to make it work?: I’m fairly new to coding and Pyschopy so my efforts thus far may seem rather minimal. However, I have made limited progress. Within the builder view, I have managed to achieve sequential word list presentation via connection of an excel file in the loop component. Repeating this 16 times in separate routines sets up the text element of my experiment. I have also tried designing one routine to equate to one condition.
**What specifically went wrong when you tried that?: The issue with having 16 routines is a fairly obvious one, the music is fragmented upon each routine transition. Additionally, due to the break termination being indiscriminate it’s impossible to put start and stop values that would be universal for particpant progression rates. The singular approach of having 32 words in one word routine is problematic due to the words not progressing through the list concurrent with the audio-file. Rather, one word is presented for say 3 seconds with the music playing and then dissapears; leaving a blank screen with just the music playing. Additionally with that approach, I cannot insert the indefinite breaks after the 8th, 16th, 24th word etc.
I do believe that the result I want can only be achieved via some coding. However, since I am a novice in coding if anyone has an example solution please do take me through it step by step.