random

Full randomisation of stimuli

COMPASS creates a full set of randomised stimuli for every single assessment performed by each
individual participant. Other task parameters vary randomly between modifiable pre-set limits.

pre_prog

Pre-programmed sets of stimuli

COMPASS comes with pre-programmed word lists, pictures and names/faces developed for healthy adults – or you can add your own stimuli as simple text/excel files – allowing research to be conducted across age groups, in defined populations and pathological groups, or in other languages.

set-up

Ease of study set up

Specify the number of participants and assessments, then choose your pre-programmed tasks. The study is ready to reload and collect data at any point in the future.

button

Response pad or keyboard

Choose between responses made with a standard response pad or via the computer keyboard. We recommend using Cedrus RB-530 response pads.

COMPASS was developed in the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University for use in its own internationally recognised research. It provides a user-friendly resource that can be used in any research context, from undergraduate teaching, through student projects and post-graduate/post-doctoral research, to clinical trials and industrial research projects.