Scientific American: Psychology
Infographic Activity 3.4: Gestalt Organizing Principles: The Whole is Better
Gestalt Organizing Principles: The Whole is Better
The Gestalt psychologists identified principles that explain how the brain naturally organizes sensory information into meaningful wholes rather than distinct parts and pieces. These principles help you navigate the world by allowing you to see, for example, that the path you are walking on continues on the other side of an intersection. Gestalt principles also help you make sense of the information presented in your textbooks. Let’s look at how this works.
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