Can you go more in depth on Top Down and Bottom Up Processing
Bottom-up is based on your sensation, so it’s understanding something through how it looks, tastes, feels, smells, etc. Babies tend to look at the world through bottom-up processing because they don’t have the experience to form perceptions about the world. Once you do that, you use top-down processing. That is where you process something based on your past experiences. So if a baby could speak, they would be pretty garbage at identifying figures in the clouds because they will look at it via bottom-up processing.
(I borrowed this from another post I made)
So perception is a top down processing and sensation is a bottom up processing?
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