TicTimer software for measuring tic suppression

Kevin J. Black, Jonathan K. Black, Jonathan M. Koller

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Abstract

Woods and Himle developed a standardized tic suppression paradigm (TSP) for the experimental setting, to quantify the effects of intentional tic suppression in Tourette syndrome. The present article describes a Java program that automates record keeping and reward dispensing during the several experimental conditions of the TSP. The software can optionally be connected to a commercial reward token dispenser to further automate reward delivery to the participant. The timing of all tics, 10-second tic-free intervals, and dispensed rewards is recorded in plain text files for later analysis. Expected applications include research on Tourette syndrome and related disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1560
JournalF1000Research
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Psychology
  • Reinforcement
  • Reward
  • Software
  • Tic disorders
  • Tourette syndrome

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