closure grouping law

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One of the four original grouping laws of Gestalt psychology, formulated in 1923 by the German psychologist Max Wertheimer (1880–1943) to explain the organization of parts into wholes by the visual system. According to the law, elements that are perceived to form a closed contour tend to be grouped together, so that the array [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] tends to be perceived as four rectangular units rather than eight separate elements. See also cloze procedure, common fate, common region, connectedness grouping law, Landolt circle, Prägnanz. Compare good continuation, proximity grouping law, similarity grouping law.

Subjects: Psychology.

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