Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in Children: Guide

Campbell, N., Grant, P., Moore, D,R. and Rosen, S. | View as single page | Feedback/Impact

‘Bottom up’ and ‘top down’

As discussed under the section What is APD?’ there are both ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ processes involved.

Auditory information is not only relayed on up to the brain it is also ‘shaped’ or modulated by the brain as part of the process. Higher cognitive functions that play a role in ‘shaping’ the incoming auditory information include aspects such as language, attention and memory.

The following short 4 minute video by Prof David R. Moore (one of the co-authors of this MESHGuide) explains how these ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ processes work and the parts of the brain that are involved.

CLICK HERE to see the video.