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-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.


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.


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.