I am interested in comparing different design matrices for modeling the different phases of a delayed match to sample experiment. As the trial phases occur one right after the other, there is some correlation between the different phases. Is there a way to quantify the specificity of a design for comparison to alternate designs? Therefore, I want to make sure that task related signal change associated with one task phase is specific to that task phase and not actually occurring during a different phase of the experiment.
Thank you very much,