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LING 1200 Lecture 37: Lecture 37
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Department
Linguistics
Course
LING 1200
Professor
Erin L.Wilkinson
Semester
Spring

Description
− Ex: ambiguous figures − The sensory input can be identical, but the interpretation of that input can differ based on ones knowledge and expectations (wants to make it meaningful) − The sensory input can be identical, but the interpretation of that input can differ based on how one organizes the input Form Perception: − Involves segmenting visual input into objects and backgrounds − How do we separate them from each other? The Contribution of Gestalt Linguistics: − People use several rules (Gestalt Principles) to group visual information into objects − Figure = object − Ground = background − A figure cannot be simultaneously be part of the ground − 5 Gestalt Principles: 1. Proximity - Elements that are close to one another tend to be grouped together 2. Closure - Viewers tend to supply missing elements to close or complete a familiar figure 3. Similarity -Elements that are similar tend to be grouped toge
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