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Unformatted text preview: Psych 1A03 Exam Review Form Perception- The Gestalt Principles (IMPORTANT AHHHH) o Figure-Ground: our ability to choose one object as the figure and the rest as the background; occurs automatically and often outside our control o Proximity: our ability to group objects together based on their relative proximity; occurs automatically and often outside out control o Closure: our ability to visually complete objects that are otherwise incomplete on our retina; occurs automatically and can lead to the perception of objects that may not be there o Similarity: our ability to group objects together based on their similarity to one another; occurs automatically and outside our control o Continuity: our ability to group objects into continous segments as opposed to collections of non-continuous segments; occurs automatically/outside our control o Common Fate: ability to group together objects that move as a single unit; occurs automatically and is closely related to our motion perception abilities Know the differences between the principles; know when they might conflict or interact; the principles are...
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