University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Child & Adolescent Adjustment Project (CAAP), directed by Theodore Beauchaine, Ph.D., examined the motivational and emotional substrates of psychopathology in children. One of their proposed studies investigated the role of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and the mesencephalic dopamine system in error detection within adolescent boys with ADHD. To examine this relationship, a software package was needed with the following requirements:

  • visual stimulus presentation,
  • response box integration for user input,
  • sound output,
  • communication with data collection software,
  • integration with an existing EEG system, and
  • full documentation and bug database.

To meet this set of requirements, a solution was produced using the following industry standard technologies:

  • E-Prime by Psychology Software Tools
  • E-Prime Biological Add-ons for Net Station
  • Net Station

For more information about this project, please contact Ted Beauchaine.