Context-driven control refers to the finding that participants are able to implement multiple attentional settings within a single task. Elsewhere, attentional settings have been shown to differ along various dimensions including location, font type, and gender. A recent paper published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology by members of the Cognitive Ctrl Lab identifies limits on the generalizability of context-driven control. We argue that context-driven control emerges only when contextual dimensions are sufficiently salient for organizing information within the task.
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