In this section, we will open Open Sesame and create our first experiment following the online beginner tutorial.
To get yourself familiar with the Open Sesame program, complete the Beginner Tutorial. This tutorial was created by the creator of Open Sesame and gives an excellent introduction to the software.
Pay particular attention to Step 1: Create the main sequence. This step explains the layout of Open Sesame and some basics about how it works. Read this carefully, as this information will be used again and again in these tutorials.
Complete the Intermediate Tutorial. This tutorial was also created by the creator of Open Sesame. The Beginner Tutorial introduced you to creating experiments in Open Sesame. In the Intermediate Tutorial, you deepen this knowledge. This will help you flexibly create your own experiment in the future!
Although these tutorials will hopefully answer a lot of your questions, new questions are certain to arise. The Open Sesame website has a lot of good resources that may help. I’ve tried to link to many of them in my explanations. You can get a quick overview by clicking on the dropdown menu “Manual” on the Open Sesame Website.
If you’re having a hard time figuring out the answer to your question, try typing in keywords to the Open Sesame Forum. Often, someone else has had your problem previously and the way to solve it has been documented.
Sometimes, though, you won’t be able to find the answer to your question in the Open Sesame Forum. If it concerns the inline script, you may be able to try your luck by searching for python solutions. Search for “python” + “[your question keywords]” and potential solutions will come up. Finding a solution may be frustrating at first, but try reformulating [your question keywords]. I promise, you’ll get better at this with time, but it does take practice.
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