Psych M.D. - Top Down Processing


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Term:Top-Down Processing
Definition (Myers): information processing guided by higher leel mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations1
Definition (alternative): In top-down processing, your beliefs, cognitions, and expectations in part drive the pattern recognition process2
Contextual explanation: In another words, Top down processing is a form of perception that starts from your more dominant mental process such as beliefs and expectation.
Related terms and concepts:
3Psych M.D. - Top Down Processing - The Neuron4
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  1. Myers, D. G. (2008). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Notes on Top-Down & Bottom-Up Processing. (n.d.). UCS:Louisiana. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~cgc2646/LRN/TOPDOWN.htm
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Ua5d3wlA0
  4. Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing | in Chapter 07: Cognition | from Psychology: An Introduction by Russ Dewey. (n.d.). Psych Web by Russ Dewey. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from http://www.psywww.com/intropsych/ch07_cognition/top-down_and_bottom-up_processing.html


Edited by: Minhyo
Date of last edit:11/5/09



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