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Databases for Stimulus Selection, Evaluation and Other Tools

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

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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)

[http://www.r-project.org/ The R Project for Statistical Computing]

[http://www.rseek.org/ R Seek] Search engine for R-related issues

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Neuroimaging

[http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/4/349/ BrainMap Project], for standardization, sharing, and meta-analysis of neuroimaging data (see reference list for more resources)

[http://www.fz-juelich.de/JuBrain/EN/_node.html J├╝lich Brain Model], three-dimensional, realistic model of the human brain

[http://134.95.56.239/home.asp CoCoMac Database], Collations of Connectivity data on the Macaque brain

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Language, 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/ Linguistic Data Consortium] (a collection of databases etc., see e.g. their [http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/ Catalog page]).

[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://expsy.ugent.be/subtlexus/ SUBTLEXus: word frequencies based on American English] (movie subtitles)

[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]

[http://www.ewi-psy.fu-berlin.de/einrichtungen/arbeitsbereiche/allgpsy/BAWL-R/index.html Berlin Affective Word List] Affective norms for German words

[http://www.dlexdb.de/ dlexDB Project] German lexical database

[http://www.ngrams.googlelabs.com/ Google Word Frequencies] Frequencies for sets of ngrams (1 to 5 words) within Google books (over time)

[http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/CatalogEntry.jsp?catalogId=LDC2006T13 Frequencies of word n-grams] (from LDC catalog, see above)

[http://w3.usf.edu/FreeAssociation/ University of Florida Free Association Norms] Free word association norms ([http://rali.iro.umontreal.ca/Ressources/USF-FAN/ XML version])

[http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/s_boudelaa/Boudelaa_Marslen-Wilson_aralex.pdf Aralex] A lexical database for Modern Standard Arabic

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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://riesenhuberlab.neuro.georgetown.edu/hmax.html HMAX] HMAX model of object recognition by the Riesenhuber lab

[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)

[http://stims.cnbc.cmu.edu/Image%20Databases/TarrLab/ Images and 3D Objects]

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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)

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Reaction Time Distributions

[http://www.psy.ulaval.ca/~yves/distrib.html Ex-Gaussian in Matlab]

[http://ppw.kuleuven.be/okp/software/dmat/ Diffusion Model Analysis Toolbox] (DMAT, in Matlab; look here for [http://imaging.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/meg/DMATintro internal intro])

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Matlab Tools

[http://www.cns.nyu.edu/~lcv/ETS/slides/Rob-IntroMatlabOpt.pdf Presentation about Optimising Matlab Code] by Rob Young (look for more links inside)