Ultra Rapid Object Categorization: Effects of Level, Animacy and Context

  title={Ultra Rapid Object Categorization: Effects of Level, Animacy and Context},
  author={Maren Prass and Cathleen Grimsen and Martina K{\"o}nig and Manfred Fahle},
  booktitle={PloS one},
It is widely agreed that in object categorization bottom-up and top-down influences interact. How top-down processes affect categorization has been primarily investigated in isolation, with only one higher level process at a time being manipulated. Here, we investigate the combination of different top-down influences (by varying the level of category, the animacy and the background of the object) and their effect on rapid object categorization. Subjects participated in a two-alternative forced… CONTINUE READING
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