StimOMatic is a tool for closed-loop experimentation. It provides a flexible software framework that enables experimenters to add experiment-specific functionality easily by providing plugins. We provide several plugins for realtime processing of local field potentials, enabling closed-loop presentation of visual stimuli conditional on the phase and power of ongoing oscillations.

StimOMatic is the accompanying code for the 2013 publication "A method for closed-loop presentation of sensory stimuli conditional on the internal brain-state of awake animals" by U. Rutishauser, A. Kotowicz and G. Laurent; Journal of Neuroscience Methods (


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Getting started

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While we strive to provide a well tested and functioning system, we make no guarantees as to correctness of what this software does nor can we make any guarantees to support that we can provide. Use at your own risk.

The latest version, documentation and instructions on how to reach us will be made available at A permanent but static page containing the initial release can be accessed by visiting