Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ConsciousnessCreeping up on the hard problem$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeffrey Gray

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198520917

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520917.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 January 2021

Bottom-up vs top-down processing

Bottom-up vs top-down processing

(p.195) Chapter 14 Bottom-up vs top-down processing

Jeffrey Gray

Oxford University Press

The approaches to the neural basis of conscious experience considered in the three previous chapters sway between two seductive sirens: one calling down from the top, the other calling up from the bottom. Top-down processing emphasises executive functions located in the frontal lobes, as in the global neuronal workspace of Chapter 12; while bottom-up processing emphasises the posterior cortex modules that mediate the basic ingredients of perception, as in Zeki's hypothesis (Chapter 13). This chapter looks at the possibility that both approaches are correct, but need to be combined in ways we have not yet considered.

Keywords:   consciousness, conscious experience, hippocampus, spatial mapping, episodic memory, hippocampal function

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .