Block design

Definition: A block design is a type of experimental paradigm in which trials belonging to the same experimental condition are arranged in blocks (i.e., grouped together), with blocks usually separated by a rest period. The original purpose of a block design is to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and to reduce the effects of variability within individual trials. Definition: A block design is a type of experimental paradigm in which trials belonging to the same experimental condition are arranged in blocks (i.e., grouped together), with blocks usually separated by a rest period. The original purpose of a block design is to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and to reduce the effects of variability within individual trials.

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References: https://doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.8.2.025008

Related terms: Event-related design, Experimental Run, Experimental Session, Experimental paradigm, Trial  

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