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Briefly describe the Gestalt principles of similarity, proximity, and closure. Provides simple diagrams illustrating each of these principles. Explain how each principal relates to the fundamental...

Briefly describe the Gestalt principles of similarity, proximity, and closure. Provides simple diagrams illustrating each of these principles.

Explain how each principal relates to the fundamental Gestalt principle of simplicity.

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Gestalt principals have to do with what is known as "visual perception."  It's how people view visual information and organize what they see.  Gestalt, in German, means form or shape. By nature of the eNotes answering system I can't draw examples for you, but I'll try to describe them or provide links.

  1. Similarity is the idea that our mind will put together separate shapes into a bigger picture as long as the shapes are similar.  For example, you may make a circle out of 22 different pie shaped wedges that are slightly separated.  Your mind will put them together so that your eye perceives the circle rather than 22 separate items (though, of course, if you are looking for 22...

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