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The Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Organisation

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

By Gemma Penson - Computer Science Student @ Trinity Hall, Cambridge


Developed by German psychologists, the Gestalt laws describe how humans perceive the world around them through a psychological process known as perceptual organisation. In this process, the human mind will group stimuli (objects) into comprehensible patterns in order to readily determine their meaning, which explains why you read a sentence like this, notli ket his!