Trigger

Definition: A trigger is a timing marker of experimental events and is typically used to synchronize various signals in time. A trigger is represented by a certain value (e.g., numbers, letters), with different values indicating different events (e.g., start or end of a stimulus, trial, block, or condition).Definition: A trigger is a timing marker of experimental events and is typically used to synchronize various signals in time. A trigger is represented by a certain value (e.g., numbers, letters), with different values indicating different events (e.g., start or end of a stimulus, trial, block, or condition).

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Synonym: Stimulus marker, Event marker

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Related terms: Stimulus onset, Stimulus offset, Response onset, Block design, Event-related design, Lab Streaming Layer (LSL)  

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