Switching between simple cognitive tasks: the interaction of top-down and bottom-up factors.

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How do top-down factors (e.g., task expectancy) and bottom-up factors (e.g., task recency) interact to produce an overall level of task readiness? This question was addressed by factorially manipulating task expectancy and task repetition in a task-switching paradigm. The effects of expectancy and repetition on response time tended to interact… (More)

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@article{Ruthruff2001SwitchingBS, title={Switching between simple cognitive tasks: the interaction of top-down and bottom-up factors.}, author={Eric Ruthruff and Roger W. Remington and James C. Johnston}, journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance}, year={2001}, volume={27 6}, pages={1404-19} }