We refer to TBES as a system because it requires, at a minimum, two freely-downloadable components: a Mac Store App (Apple, Cupertino, California) and a server program that communicates with the TBES APP. The TBES App can be downloaded from the Mac Store free-of-charge. The server program can be downloaded below. More information can be found below.
The server program is written in Visual Basic 6.0 (Microsoft, Redmond, WA). The server contains the code for different experimental procedures and sends commands to the TBES App to display the appropriate stimuli and record responses. TBES is designed to serve as a visual interface for commonly used cognitive and behavioral tasks. It is the hope that this system will facilitate research and broaden our understanding of the processes that underlie visual learning and memory.
For more information, click on the links below:
Leising, K. J., Wolf, J. E., Ruprecht, C. M. (2013). Visual discrimination learning with an ipad-equipped apparatus. Behavioral Processes, 93, 140-147. PDF
Wolf, J. E., Catherine, M. U., Ruprecht, C. M., Leising, K. J. (in press). Need to train your rat? There is an App for that: A touchscreen behavioral evaluation system. Behavior Research Methods. PDF
To DOWNLOAD the plug and play version, click on the “TBES INSTALL FOLDER” link below and save to your computer. This folder is compressed and will need to be unzipped. Once unzipped, open the folder and read the “Installation and Program Details” file for more instructions.
For the source code (those looking to make changes to the code), click on the link below: