Auditory, Visual and Multi-modal Stimulus Delivery for Neuroscience

Presentation is a high-precision program for stimulus delivery and experimental control for behavioral and physiological experiments.  Presentation uses standard PC hardware and handles multiple tasks including simultaneous video and auditory stimulus delivery, responses, trigger input/output, etc.
  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista compatible
  • Provides sub-millisecond temporal precision and complete timing information for all stimulus and response events
  • Uses standard PC hardware
  • Handles multiple tasks including simultaneous video and auditory stimulus delivery, responses and interrupt registration, trigger input/output, etc.
  • Fully adaptive and easy to program
  • Optimized for behavioral and physiological experiments using fMRI/ERP/MEG and single neuron recording
Presentation development has been generously supported by NINDS.

What is Presentation?

Presentation runs neurobehavioral experiments – Presentation is a stimulus delivery and experimental control software system for neuroscience. Presentation runs on Windows and uses standard PC hardware. Presentation was designed for behavioral and physiological experiments that collect fMRI, ERP, MEG, reaction time, and electrophysiological (e.g. single neuron) data. At the same time, Presentation is very flexible and has many features that make it applicable to a diverse range of applications (see Features). Presentation is designed to provide the best possible timing accuracy and timing verification on standard hardware (see Timing Overview). Presentation is also completely programmable (see PCL Programming).
Presentation was created by neuroscientists – Presentation grew out of an active research lab doing ERP and fMRI studies using very demanding paradigms. Presentation development was originally supported by NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke), and is currently supported by sales. Presentation’s rapid development continues to be guided by the needs of, and feedback from, our large group of users (see Development).
Try it out first: every new user gets a free trial license for the full software package. Technical support for Presentation is always available on-line.


Features include a multi-tasking, visual and auditory stimuli, input devices, port, input/output, fMRI synchronization, eye-tracking interfacing, programmability, timing, external software interfacing, and benchmark testing.  Presentation is optimized to deal with both issues of requiring precise timing in experiments due to performance and accuracy.  Presentation was designed to work well with generic PC hardware.  Hardware requirements really depend on the experiment.  Some Experiments may run acceptably even on very old systems.  Other experiments may require a lot of RAM or a current video card.  In addition, some hardware may not work correctly because the drivers for that hardware do not correctly implement the interfaces Presentation requires.
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