The EDG lab is in rooms S17b (behavioural experiments) and S17c (eyetracking), 7GS. This page is a repository of useful information specific to the EDG lab; if you are a lab user, please feel free to add information! For general resources on speech research, please see our resources page.
To book the lab please ask to join our google calendar. Please make sure that any booking includes your name, the room you are using (S17b or S17c), and a brief description of what you are doing (e.g., "testing", or "designing experiment"). If you have the lab booked and don't need it, please remove your booking: if you don't, you are stopping other people doing research!
Appleton Tower Recording Studio
Make bookings online by following this link (EASE login required). Note that bookings are provisional until confirmed.
Useful Info, Gotchas, etc.
NB. Experiment Builder on the Eyelink display computer is known to run with 48KHz, 1-channel, 16-bit, signed, .wav files. It is know not to run with 32-bit samples. To convert a .wav file to the appropriate format you can use
sox <input_file> -r 48000 -c 1 -b 16 -e signed <output_file>
See the resources page for a link to SoX.
Using OpenSesame Portable on Windows XP
to run OpenSesame Portable (which includes EyeLink functions) on WinXP you probably need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package: See here for details and links. This package has been installed on the WinXP display machine in S17c, so OpenSesame Portable should "just work".
When exporting data for analysis, remember to copy the whole experiment folder rather than individual participants' data folders, unless you know what you're doing. Information necessary for analysis (such as region information) is part of the experiment definition, rather than the results. (Making a zipped copy of the folder can help with portability.)