PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION

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Bottom-up information
Information about the world that 'flows up' from the senses.
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Top-down information
Information 'flowing down' from stored knowledge which can influence the interpretation of sensory information.
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Conscious perception
The conscious awareness of some aspect(s) of the environment as a result of the integration of filtered sensory information with stored knowledge
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Unconscious perception
The result of sensory information processed automatically below the level of conscious awareness but still capable of influencing how we react and behave.
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Semantic memory
General knowledge of the journey and what usually happens.
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Episodic memory
Specific details of a particular journey.
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Method note
Cognitive psychologists uses lab experiments like behaviourists, but the results are used to make inferences about mental processes
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Information 'flowing down' from stored knowledge which can influence the interpretation of sensory information.

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The conscious awareness of some aspect(s) of the environment as a result of the integration of filtered sensory information with stored knowledge

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The result of sensory information processed automatically below the level of conscious awareness but still capable of influencing how we react and behave.

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General knowledge of the journey and what usually happens.

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