Am I correct in thinking that when using HitTest to collect and score mouse-click responses from designated areas on a Slide object, the Duration for the slide object must be set to (infinite)?
As a bit of background, I am using E Prime 2 and I have a task where a stimulus is presented and participants must click one of two SlideText sub objects to make their response. This is a touch screen task so I have emulated the mouse. My script is adapted from the ResponseAreasForMouseInput example online and works perfectly to collect the response and say whether this was accurate or not.
However, response collection only works when the Slide object Duration is set to infinite. In all the examples that I have found online, this has been fine since tasks have been 2AFC where the task should only move on once a response has been made.
In this task, I only want the Slide object to appear for 4000ms, and want the task to move on to the next trial even if a response hasn’t been made in that time. It is important that participants don’t have an unlimited amount of time to make their response.
SO my real question is: how do I set a restricted duration for the slide object but still collect mouse input? Changing the Duration to 4000ms and Input mask response options to a time limit of 4000ms leads to response accuracy values of 0.
Any help would be very much appreciated! If this is too vague please let me know and I will provide more information.
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