Gestalt Perception F2010

Gestalt Perception F2010 - Gestaltists believed that...

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Unformatted text preview: Gestaltists believed that context was very important in perception. An essay by Christian von Ehrenfels discussed this belief using a musical example. Take a 12 note melody. Play it in one key, say the key of C. Now change to another key, say the key of A flat. There might not be any notes the same in the two songs, yet a person listening to it knows that it is the same tune. It is the relationships between the notes that give us the tune, the whole, not which notes make up the tune. Notice the painting of the bird below. Only with great difficulty can you separate the bird from the log it is perched on. Figure and ground have merged together. Looking at the picture to the right, since the horizontal rows of circles are closer together than the vertical columns, we perceive two vertical lines. Since the first two columns and the last two columns have less space between them than the center two columns, we perceive two groups of two columns. We perceive the fgure as two crossed lines instead oF 4 lines meeting at the center. We perceive the smaller square to be a shape...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Conger during the Fall '10 term at Purdue.

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