Background: We briefly describe the Psychology Experiment Building Language (PEBL), an open source software system for designing and running psychological experiments.
New method: We describe the PEBL Test Battery, a set of approximately 70 behavioral tests which can be freely used, shared, and modified. Included is a comprehensive set of past research upon which tests in the battery are based.
Results: We report the results of benchmark tests that establish the timing precision of PEBL.
Comparison with existing method: We consider alternatives to the PEBL system and battery tests.
Conclusions: We conclude with a discussion of the ethical factors involved in the open source testing movement.
Keywords: Continuous Performance Test; Executive function; Iowa Gambling Task; Mental rotation; Motor learning; Open science; Trail-making Test; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test.
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