A single session refers to the period of time during which a subject arrives, is scanned and recorded, and then released.

Most studies occur during only one session. If a subject is set up, released and then set up again, the second set-up marks the beginning of a second session. Before-and-after-treatment studies and before-and-after-practice studies would involve multiple sessions.

For one-session studies, no session information needs to be coded.

For functional papers involving multiple sessions, be sure to include this design in the prose description.

Session Name

Give the session a brief name that describes the subject group's state with regards to the experimental procedures. For example: "Before Treatment" and “After Treatment”.


Describe the session, including sufficient detail to distinguish this session from other sessions and to give a firm understanding of the study. Please avoid fragmented thoughts and use complete sentences to describe the session.

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