Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Gestalt psychology is a theory of the brain and how it is able to visually recognize entire forms and figures. Gestalt means shape or figure and there are four components of Gestalt psychology:

Emergence- Perception of the image and seeing the shape of the dog

Reification- Perception of a form or shape with out it being there

Multistability- One image that goes back and forth between two images like an illusion

Invariance- Objects can be recognized even though they are distorted or changed in some way

1 comment:

  1. Gestalt doesn't really mean shape of figure, it just relates to them. Gestalt has more to do with how we are lead to notice visual relationships.