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# help with a graphical signal-to-noise test

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Heya
I'm developing a kind of a visual acuity test in which people have to distinguish the direction of movement of some bars (signal) from white noise (ie. black and white pixels just jumping around randomly)

Now the thing is this: my script works pretty much as I want it to... BUT the image quality is not very nice - there are white "blinks" between frames which make it all look sloppy.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. Here's my script if you wanna try it out:

function sig2noiseratio(percentsig)
%this function outputs a stimulus that's made up of
%signal over noise, in a percent signal defined in the input
%and called percentsig
%choose percentsig between 0 and 100, preferably in the 20's
figure
colormap(gray)
speed=rand;
speed=round(speed)*2-1;

for k=1:100
noise=rand(200,200);
% a is a 200X200 matrix with random numbers btw 0 and 1

signal=[1-speed*k:200-speed*k];
signal=sin(signal/5);
signal=(signal+1)/2;
signal=repmat(signal,200,1);

output=signal*percentsig/100+noise*(100-percentsig)/100;
output=round(output);
% b is a 200x200 matrix in binary
output=output*255;
image(output);
pause(0.001);
end

thanks a lot
Dan