Stimuli (sounds, pictures, videos) 

continuous sequence of pure tones 

When people hear a contrastive tone difference (e.g., 400Hz vs. 500Hz), their pupils tend to dilate.  We created sound files that elicit pupil dilation at the switch points between tones.  These might be useful for target detection experiments in either auditory or pupillometric research.  The files are each about 80 seconds long.  Read Me for an explanation of the specific files. Download Me to inspect and freely use them. 

false fonts: a compendium of fonts

Here ‘s a really useful set of novel constructed orthographies from the FontStruct website. We are planning on using one of these fonts as a lower level visual baseline for English orthography (similar luminance and complexity, minus the semantics) for an EEG study we are soon launching.

international picture naming database (IPNP)

Here's a great set of well-normed pictures of actions and objects from the IPNP at UCSD


The Multilingual Picture (MultiPic) databank is the result of an international collaborative project intended to provide the scientific community with a set of publicly available 750 drawings from common concrete concepts created by the same author, standardized for name agreement and visual complexity in several languages. See Duñabeitia, J.A., Crepaldi, D., Meyer, A.S., New, B., Pliatsikas, C., Smolka, E., & Brysbaert, M. (in press). MultiPic: A standardized set of 750 drawings with norms for six European languages.Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

noun project

For one million icons and symbols, link here. There’s a subscription fee for use.

sun scene database (mit)

Need a picture of a beach or a kitchen -- or 15,000 other naturalistic scenes?  Here's the database for you.

3d object scans

The title says it all. These look awesome. Throw away your black-and-white line drawings.  Link here.

Physiological Measurement (eye, brain)

pupillometry data processing pipeline (in r)

Here our in-house R script that runs a pupil processing pipeline for an SMI eyetracker (download here). This script reads in raw data from a folder of text files, isolates the left eye, marks "0" values as NA, linearly interpolates across missing values, applies a moving average smoothing window, then extracts events and conducts a baseline subtractive correction as described in our 2018 article on the human pupil response in Behavior Research Methods.

CHAP: An open source pupillometry pipeline

Open source software for analyzing pupillometry data. This amazing program (visit here) runs on MATLAB and its implementation is described in Hershman, R., Henik, A., & Cohen, N. (2018). A novel blink detection method based on pupillometry noise. Behavior Research Methods, 50(1), 107-114.

R & Statistical 

a compendium of r graphs

Here's a great set of R-graphs and associated code from EJ Wagenmakers

growth curve modeling tutorial and r-code

Dan Mirman has posted an amazing tutorial and associated R code for understanding (and executing) growth curve analysis. This is a great resource for mere statistical mortals who still (secretively) resort to SPSS when the going gets rough.  Sorry, you purists!  Link here....  


Graphic Design & Anatomical Labeling

anatomical illustrative shading on the freesurfer brain in photoshop

I often find myself making illustrations of brains and highlighting particular regions for talks. Here's a document on how to do this in Photoshop using the Freesurfer brain as a base.