Neurobs Presentation

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Presentation ( is a MS Windows based programming tool that allows experimenters to set up and program all sort of experiments. It is the recommended software for time-accurate experiments and therefore supported by the institutes’ (Social Sciences Faculty, the MPI and the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging) technical groups. The technical groups offer (PhD) students a couple of preprogrammed experiments (i.e. templates), which can be adjusted to build up own experiments. In this way, the (PhD) student can efficiently program experiments fitting an technical optimal environment. This is what this course is all about. It aims at teaching programming skills, which are needed to modify the existing templates such that they meet your own demands. Because this can be quite complex, we start with short assignments, which address one basic and simple problem at a time. They will all contribute to the final assignment in which you will work on an existing template.


Please install this version on your computer:




To run presentation in the labs you need a software dongle. Reserve a dongle when you book a lab. If you need a dongle for research outside the university you could discuss time limits with Ronny Janssen.

When you want to run in in your office use the network license. Boot presentation, choose option "activations" -> "Network"

Fill in the following within the "Network License Settings"

Enable Hostname:
Port: 1245
Timeout (ms): 5000



Find the presentation workshop documentation here: Media:Programming with Presentation 2013.pdf

Find the presentation prereader here: Media:Presentation pcl pre-read 2013 .pdf


Find the presentation Template here


Version History

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Fixed Bugs

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