Psychtoolbox for MATLAB

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Psychophysics Toolbox Version 3 (PTB-3) is a collection of free functions for MATLAB or GNU Octave intended for use by neuroscience and vision researchers.[1] It synthesizes and shows accurately controlled visual and auditory stimuli and interacts with the observer. It has at least twelve thousand active users,[citation needed] an active forum,[2] and many citations.[3] PTB-3 is based on the Psychophysics Toolbox Version 2 (PTB-2) but its MATLAB extensions (in C) were rewritten to be more modular and use OpenGL. Psychtoolbox is offered alongside many alternative toolboxes for programming Psychophysics and Psychology experiments, such as PsychJava for Java, or PsychoPy for Python.[citation needed]

Psychophysics Toolbox Version 3 is free software. Most of it is released under the MIT License, but parts of it are licensed under other open source and free software licenses.[4]


  1. ^ "Psychtoolbox-3". 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Psychtoolbox Forum". Psychtoolbox-3. 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Citations". Psychtoolbox-3. 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Psychtoolbox-3/README". GitHub. 5 January 2012. 

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