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Which of the following phrases accurately describes top-down processing? a. The entry-level data captured by our various sensory systems. b. The effect that our experiences and expectations have on perception. c. Our tendency to scan a visual field from top to bottom. d. Our ability to detect letters of a word before we know what the word is. e. The fact that information is processed by the higher regions of the brain before it reaches the lower brain.

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Explanation: The brain uses top-down processing to apply experiences and expectations to sensory inputs. This is how the brain simplifies the vast world of sensory stimuli into manageable, recognizable parts (see page 158 for more).

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