The documentation below provides information about common software and tools we use in the lab. This is an evolving document; please feel free to send contributions and updates to Anthony Kelly.
Adobe Audition is a sound-editing program. It replaces Cool-Edit.
Record, mix, edit, and master digital audio files with powerful creation tools that bring flexibility and control to your desktop studio. Adobe® Audition® 2.0 software is the all-in-one toolset for professional audio production for music, radio, and video.
Talk to Christi Gomez for access to Audition.
Adobe Audition 1.5 (free download)
Alvin is a script-driven program for controlling audio experiments, created by Dr. James Hillenbrand. It is flexible and quite easy to use. It is freely available. It runs on Windows; no special hardware necessary.
It is a software package that can be used for performing such routine tasks as controlling listening experiments (e.g., simple labeling, discrimination, sentence intelligibility, and magnitude estimation), recording responses and response latencies, analyzing and plotting the results of those experiments, displaying instructions, and making scripted audio-recordings.
Documentation and Software:
Cool Edit is an audio editing program. It is useful for cutting, copying, pasting sound. Formerly a free-ware product, it is now subsumed by Adobe Audition. We still have the original program. It has fewer bells-and-whistles than Audition, which can be a good thing. It serves as an easy-to-use sound editor.
The BBC offers online training in the CoolEdit software:
See Christi for Cool Edit software
E-Prime® is the revolutionary suite of applications which comprehensively fulfills your research needs. From experiment generation and millisecond precision data collection through data handling and processing, E-Prime is the most powerful and flexible experiment generator available.
The CMU EEG/ERP Webpage, http://memory.psy.cmu.edu/
Help for CMU EEG Researchers,
Program for presenting A-V stimuli to infants and recording their looking time online. Primarily useful for preferential looking experiments, in which you want to see if infants look/listen longer to one kind of stimulus than another. Requires a computer with at least two monitors attached.
See Erik if you want to play around with the program.
Habit Software Info
Job Search Resources for Graduate Students and Post-Docs
1) APS Observer - http://www.psychologicalscience.org/jobs/
2) Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/
3) Acoustical Society of America - http://asa.aip.org/jobs.html
4) Association for Research in Otolaryngology - http://www.aro.org/positions/positions.html
5) Higher Education Listings (general) - http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/search.cfm?JobCat=151
6) American Speech Language and Hearing Association - http://asha.jobcontrolcenter.com/search/results/
7) Auditory Jobs - http://audiology.jobcontrolcenter.com/search/results/
8) Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders - http://www.capcsd.org/cgi-bin/cgpposts.exe
9) American Psychological Association - http://psyccareers.apa.org/
10) Cognitive Neuroscience Society Newsletter - http://www.cogneurosociety.org/content/newsletter
11) MIT Cognet Jobs Listing - http://cognet.mit.edu/jobs/
Multi-Speech, Model 3700, is a low-cost, Windows®-based, speech analysis program, which uses standard multimedia hardware (e.g., Sound Blaster™ boards) to capture, analyze, and play speech samples.
KlattWorks is a new interface to the Klatt (1980) Synthesizer that allows for greater flexibility and control of your parameters. It is specifically designed for the speech perception researcher, but others may find it useful as well.
KlattWorks is not a synthesizer itself (it actually uses an external application to perform the synthesis), rather it simply manages and creates sets of Klatt Parameters that describe synthetic utterances.
Please contact Bob McMurray (email@example.com) to obtain a copy and installation instructions.
Good program for animating still images (e.g., creating a movie of an
object moving back and forth across the screen). Cross-platform, but
Erik only has access to the Mac version
Free 30 day trial:
Talk to Christi Gomez for access to Matlab
Or, visit MyAndrew to find out about university licensing
PRAAT is a computer program with which you can analyse, synthesize, and manipulate speech, and create high-quality pictures for your articles and thesis.
Great (Mac-only) program for editing movie files. Good for cutting, pasting, splicing, looping, and converting movies from one file format to another. QuickTime Standard comes default on all Macs, but it's editing functions are only available if you upgrade to Pro.
Talk to Erik Thiessen for access.
SPSS for Windows provides you with a broad range of capabilities for the entire analytical process. With SPSS, you can generate decision-making information quickly using powerful statistics, understand and effectively present your results with high-quality tabular and graphical output, and share your results with others using a variety of reporting methods, including secure Web publishing. Results from your data analysis enable you to make smarter decisions more quickly by uncovering key facts, patterns, and trends. An optional server version delivers enterprise-strength scalability, additional tools, security, and enhanced performance.
Talk to Vince Sha about access to SPSS.
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