• Build Psychology Experiments

• Run Them

• Collect Reaction Time Data

Easy to Learn. Easy to teach.

Designed for Researchers, not Programmers

Every other tool to build experiments relies on programming. SuperLab has been offering a better way — since 1991. Even complex experiments like staircase and visual thresholds are easy to implement using a point-and-click interface.

You also get cross-platform freedom: a license runs on either Mac or Windows.

Real Experiments. Ready.

A range of classic and demo experiments are available for download. The classic experiments are based on published papers and come with a free, downloadable lab book that describes the experiment, the paper that it’s based on, and the results. 

Stimulus Types

Some files types may be supported on only one platform, but all features work on either Mac or Windows version.

Picture Files

Most file formats are supported.


Kanji, Mandarin, or English, in a fixed color or a variable one.


Play one or several movies at the same time.

Sound Files

Play sounds per trial or throughout experiment.


Rapid Serial Visual Presentation of text has never been easier.

Digital Output

Analyze EEG/ERP data better by sending event codes via StimTracker or I/O card.

Self-Paced Reading

Break text into segments and let SuperLab present one segment at a time.

Serial Output

Send control data to any device with a serial port.

Lots of Other Features


In addition to two-level trial randomization, SuperLab can vary:

Position of visual stimuli

Color of text

Exposure time or participant response’s time limit


Use any stimulus type as feedback, based on correctness of participant’s response or reaction time.


Repeat trials until a condition is met. Memory and learning experiments have never been easier to build.


No programming. Point and click with your mouse to create if/then/else flow.

Go/No-Go Experiments

Built-in option for when participant should not respond.

Participant Groups

Present only specific blocks of trials or use the same random sequence on per group basis.

Stimulus Lists

Simplify creation of experiments by using stimulus lists for pictures, movies, sounds, self-paced reading, text, or event codes.

Experiment Packaging

Save your experiment and all stimuli files in a single, compressed file.

Extensive Hardware Support



Desktop response pads

fMRI Response Pads

Voice Key


Use to record single key presses (and releases) or entire sentences.

Mouse or Touch Screen

Define response areas on the screen.


Mac only. Use the built-in mic jack as voice key.

Measurement Computing

Windows only. Use an I/O card or USB-based device to accept digital input.

PST Serial Response Box

Use your existing PST SRB with SuperLab.

Cedrus Response Device

All Cedrus response devices (RB Series, Lumina, and SV-1) support TTL output.

National Instruments and

Measurement Computing

Use to send event codes or control external lab equipment.

View Data. Transpose. Merge.

SuperLab collects reaction time data and saves it as plain text files, with columns separated by tabs. It is easy to open these files with programs like Excel, but for pre-viewing the data and its basic stats, the free Cedrus Data Viewer application is just unbeatable:

View several files at the same time, including some basic stats.

Flag rows based on certain criteria, e.g. ones with RTs that are greater than 2 standard deviations.

Produce a merged data file with options to transpose data (easier import into SPSS) and omit flagged rows.

Produce a merged data file with options to transpose data (easier import into SPSS) and omit flagged rows.

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