Journal article

Tap Arduino: An Arduino microcontroller for low-latency auditory feedback in sensorimotor synchronization experiments

Benjamin G Schultz, Floris T van Vugt

Behavior Research Methods | SPRINGER | Published : 2016


Timing abilities are often measured by having participants tap their finger along with a metronome and presenting tap-triggered auditory feedback. These experiments predominantly use electronic percussion pads combined with software (e.g., FTAP or Max/MSP) that records responses and delivers auditory feedback. However, these setups involve unknown latencies between tap onset and auditory feedback and can sometimes miss responses or record multiple, superfluous responses for a single tap. These issues may distort measurements of tapping performance or affect the performance of the individual. We present an alternative setup using an Arduino microcontroller that addresses these issues and deli..

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