1 Bottom up processing is considered an information processor; it receives data and forms a perception. Bottom up processing suggest that people perceive elements by starting with smaller details. More fine details of the element will than follow until we have built a solid representation. Example; looking at a painting and we notice the little details in the painting and after a few seconds we put the whole painting together. Top-down processing states that humans form perceptions beginning with the larger concept or idea, after we have seen the big idea or concepts we start to focus more on the finer smaller details. Example; looking at the painting seeing the main picture and than noticing the minor details like the trees in the background.