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Databases for Stimulus Selection and Evaluation

This page provides links to databases or other web-sites which may be useful for the selection, evaluation or manipulation of stimulus material. There is information on [#General General Issues], [#WordRecognition Word Recognition], [#PicturesObjects Pictures and Objects], [#EmotionResearch Emotion Research], and [#SpeechSoundsNoises Speech and Sounds].

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General

[http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Archives_of_data_and_stimuli PsychWiki Archive] (useful links to norms, stimuli, data etc.)

[http://cvcl.mit.edu/SUNSeminar/ProctorVu_1999.pdf Overview of Published Norms] (From "Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers" - up to 1999)

[http://www.psychonomic.org/archive/ Searchable Archive] of the Psychonomic Society ([http://brm.psychonomic-journals.org/content/36/3/363.full.pdf description])

[http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/maarten.van-casteren/mixandmatch.html "Mix and Match" Software] (for stimulus matching and pseudorandomising)

[http://surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/optseq/ MGH OptSeq] (Randomization tool for event-related fMRI designs)

[http://www.fmripower.org/ fmripower] (matlab based power calculation tool for group fMRI studies)

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Word Recognition

There are more links to language-related databases on the [http://imaging.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/LangWiki/Databases Language Group Wiki]

[http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/readme_files/celex.readme.html CELEX Psycholinguistic Database] (orthographic, phonetic and lexical information on English/German/Dutch words)

[http://www.neuro.mcw.edu/mcword McWord : An Orthographic Wordform Database] (web site that provides simple ways to extract information from CELEX. Also allows you to generate nonwords with specifiable degrees of approximation to English orthography)

[http://www.psych.rl.ac.uk/ MRC Psycholinguistic Database], (orth/phon/lex information on English words, plus imageability ratings; direct access to search engine [http://www.psy.uwa.edu.au/mrcdatabase/uwa_mrc.htm here)

[http://www.maccs.mq.edu.au/~nwdb/ ARC Nonword Database]

[http://language.psy.bris.ac.uk/bristol_norms.html Bristol Norms] (Age-of-acquisition, imageability and familiarity)

[http://elexicon.wustl.edu/ English Lexicon Project] (orth/phon/lex information on English words, plus Lexical Decision and Reading Latencies, HAL Frequencies etc.)

[http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/ British National Corpus] (English words and phrases)

[http://wordsmith.org/ Wordsmith] (anagrams, dictionary etc.)

[http://wordnet.princeton.edu/ Princeton WordNet] (Conceptual-semantic networks)

[http://www.eat.rl.ac.uk/ Edinburgh Word Association Thesaurus] (empirical semantic word association data)

[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20805588 Sentence Cloze Probability Norms] (for 498 sentences)

[http://lsa.colorado.edu/ Latent Semantic Analysis] (for analysing and comparing texts and documents; more [http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Latent_semantic_analysis here])

[http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media/anewmessage.html Affective Norms for English Words]

[http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media/anetmessage.html Affective Norms for English Text]

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Pictures and Objects

[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7373248 Snodgrass&Vanderwart Original], and [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/psych/jcen/2003/00000025/00000004/art00008 Snodgrass&Vanderwart revisited] (visual, semantic and phonological information on line drawings)

[http://crl.ucsd.edu/~aszekely/ipnp/ The International Picture Naming Project] (norms for picture naming in 7 different languages, plus some norms for reading and repetition)

[http://amdrae.ssc.uwo.ca/McRaeLab/norms.php McRae's Semantic Feature Norms] (norms for living and nonliving basic-level concepts, see [http://amdrae.ssc.uwo.ca/McRaeLab/articles/McRae_etal_norms_BRM_05.pdf Paper])

[http://www.face-rec.org/databases/ Face Recognition] (collection of databases)

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Emotion Research

[http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media/iapsmessage.html International Affective Picture System (IAPS)] (normative ratings of emotion (pleasure, arousal, dominance) for a set of color photographs (objects and scenes))

[http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media/iadsmessage.html International Affective Digital Sounds (IADS)]

[http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media/anewmessage.html Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW)]

[http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/media/anetmessage.html Affective Norms for English Text (ANET)]

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Speech, Sounds and Noises

[http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/groups/cnbh/teaching/sounds_movies/index.html What they can do with sounds at CNBH] (e.g. musical rain)

[http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/vocode/ Noise-Vocoded Speech] (look at bottom for how to do it yourself)

[http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/ Praat Software] (for analysing and manipulating speech sounds)

[http://www.wakayama-u.ac.jp/~kawahara/STRAIGHTadv/index_e.html STRAIGHT] (speech manipulation tool)