Psychology - Gestalt Laws

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For fictions such as the Kanizsa triangle when we see a figure as incomplete, our perception makes a 'whole' shape. This is the figure of the figure-ground relationship.

When explaining distortions - the Muller-Lyer illusion - in perceiving the figure as a whole we tend to 'add' fins or circles to the central lines. When pointing out the fins drag out the line and make…


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