Screen(‘WaitBlanking’)

Psychtoolbox>Screen.{mex*} subfunction

Wait for specified number of monitor refresh intervals, stopping PTB’s execution
until then. Select waitFrames=1 (or omit it, since that’s the default) to wait
for the beginning of the next frame. “windowPtr” is the pointer to the onscreen
window for which we should wait for. framesSinceLastWait contains the number of
video refresh intervals from the last time Screen(‘WaitBlanking’) or
Screen(‘Flip’) returned until return from this call to WaitBlanking. Please note
that this function is only provided to keep old code from OS-9 PTB running. Use
the Screen(‘Flip’) command for all new code as this allows for much higher
accuracy and reliability of stimulus timing and enables a huge number of new and
very useful features! COMPATIBILITY TO OS-9 PTB: If you absolutely need to run
old code for the old MacOS-9 or Windows Psychtoolbox, you can switch into a
compatibility mode by adding the command Screen(‘Preference’, ‘EmulateOldPTB’,
1) at the very top of your script. This will restore Offscreen windows and
WaitBlanking functionality, but at the same time disable most of the new
features of the OpenGL Psychtoolbox. Please do not write new experiment code in
the old style! Emulation mode is pretty new and may contain significant bugs, so
use with great caution!

###See also: OpenWindow Flip Screen(‘Preference’, ‘EmulateOldPTB’, 1)