Whenever you’re dealing with a Matrix block in your template, you’re actually working with a MatrixBlockModel object.
MatrixBlockModel objects have the following properties:
A DateTime object of the date the block was created.
A DateTime object of the date the block was last updated.
The ID of the Matrix field the block belongs to.
The block’s ID.
The locale the block was fetched in.
The ID of the element that the block’s Matrix field belongs to.
The position of the block within its Matrix field.
The block type’s handle.
MatrixBlockModel objects have the following methods:
getNext( params )
Returns the next block in the current list.
Returns the element that the block’s Matrix field belongs to.
getPrev( params )
Returns the previous block in the current list.