Journal of Neuroscience Methods vol:142 issue:1 pages:131-136
A user-friendly and versatile research platform for use in auditory experiments, referred to as APEX (Application for PsychoElectrical eXperiments), is described. The platform takes care of automatic stimulus presentation and collection of the subject's responses. Acoustical auditory, as well as electrical auditory experiments with CI recipients can be conducted. The platform currently supports LAURA, Nucleus CI22 and Nucleus CI24 cochlear implants. The graphical user interface for the subjects has been extended to allow for testing very young children, by embedding the psychophysical procedures in a computer game. The research platform is available free of charge.