236-237 - 236-237 Perceptual Organization Gestalt- an...

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Unformatted text preview: 236-237 Perceptual Organization Gestalt- an organized whole. Gestalt psychologists emphasize our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful words Form Perception Figure and Ground o First perceptual task is to perceive any object (the figure) as distinct from its surroundings (the ground). While reading the words are the figure the paper is the ground o Figure-ground - the organization of the visual field into objects (the figures) that stand out from their surroundings (the ground) Grouping o Proximity - we group nearby things together o Similarity - we group similar things together o Continuity - we perceive smooth, continuous patterns rather than discontinuous ones. o Connectedness - when they are uniform and linked we perceive spots, lines, or areas as a single unit. o Closure - we fill in gaps to create a complete, whole object. ...
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