Book Definition: the analysis of smaller features to build up to a complete perception

In Your Own Words

  • In contrast to top-down processing, bottom-up processing interprets smaller pieces of a thing or idea in order to put it together into a whole concept.


  • If you do a puzzle and you misplace the picture of what the puzzle is supposed to look like all together, you have to start with the smaller pieces and assemble the puzzle section in order to create the whole thing. (White 137)

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