Demo Scripts

Language Demos

Language-based experiments on topics such as lexical decision, second language processing, and syntax processing

Lexical Decision Task

Lexical Decision Task

Fairly complete implementation of a typical lexical decision task, which takes about 6 min. It is suitable for use in lectures, where the audience can do the task on a laptop (keyboard). Because keyboard responses are required, the task cannot be taken on a mobile phone. Mean reaction times to words and nonwords are reported at the end with total correct responses. Individual subjects can also download their own data in a format that can be imported into a spreadsheet, like Excel or Google Sheets.

Script 2.7 - Lexical Decision

Script 2.7 - Lexical Decision