OpenSync: An open-source platform for synchronizing multiple measures in neuroscience experiments

Sep 1, 2022

The ability to integrate multiple physiological signals and behavioral measures is necessary for understanding the complexity of the brain and behavior. Methods to record and sync data streams in experiments can be complicated, time consuming, and commercial options can be costly. To address this, Moein Razavi and colleagues at Texas A&M developed an open source platform to synchronize multiple measures called OpenSync. This platform can automatically integrate physiological signals (e.g. EEG, galvanic skin response, heart rate), and behavioral data (e.g. eye-tracking, keyboard clicks, joystick responses) for complete data collection in neuroscience experiments. The software can be implemented with a number of other open-source software commonly used in behavioral neuroscience research (e.g. PsychoPy, OpenSesame). To learn more about OpenSync and see validation data, check out Razavi et al. (2022) in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods (also available from arXiv) and their GitHub page to start using OpenSync in your experiments.

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