Advanced Placement (AP)

Question

Which of the following statements concerning bottom-up and top-down processing is correct?

A.Due to the complexity of the surrounding environment, individuals often use both top-down and bottom-up processing when perceiving. B.Top-down processing is utilized most when individuals encounter environmental stimuli that they are unfamiliar with. C.Bottom-up processing is utilized most when individuals are drawing on prior knowledge to interpret environmental stimuli. D.Bottom-up and top-down processing often cause an individual to experience inattentional blindness. 

2 Answer

  • I think the correct answer from the choices listed above is option A. The statement due to the complexity of the surrounding environment, individuals often use both top-down and bottom-up processing when perceiving is correct. Hope this answers the question.
  • A. Due to the complexity of the surrounding environment, individuals often use both top-down and bottom-up processing when perceiving.

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