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Processing

Refers to the way in which we recognize and organize stimuli.

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Bottom up processing

Starts with a smaller, specific elements of the scene and use them to create the larger units or context.

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Top down processing

Starts with a larger context or units to recognize smaller, specific elements of the scene; uses schematic (mental representations of our expectations of the world).