I'm reviewing papers that discuss the relationship between exercise and cognitive testing. Specifically, I'm categorizing papers by when the exercise happened relative to the cognitive test.
For example, category 1 might be papers where the exercise and cognitive testing happened concurrently, category 2 contains papers where testing happened immediately after cessation of exercise. There are about 5 categories, each one covers a different amount of time between exercise and testing (1 hour, 1 week, 1 year etc).
What word, or short phrase, can I use to describe this type of temporal breakdown? I'd like to be able to use the word/phrase in a sentence like:
- "Does the relationship between exercise and cognitive testing differ depending on < word >?"
A few words that I've considered but don't quite fit the bill:
- Recency: doesn't really capture the case where exercise and testing are happening at the same time
- Timescale: to me, this seems to imply something about duration rather than when the event occurred relative to another