DMDX: a windows display program with millisecond accuracy

Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput. 2003 Feb;35(1):116-24. doi: 10.3758/bf03195503.


DMDX is a Windows-based program designed primarily for language-processing experiments. It uses the features of Pentium class CPUs and the library routines provided in DirectX to provide accurate timing and synchronization of visual and audio output. A brief overview of the design of the program is provided, together with the results of tests of the accuracy of timing. The Web site for downloading the software is given, but the source code is not available.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Graphics
  • Internet
  • Microcomputers
  • Reaction Time / physiology*
  • Software*