The process of organzing and interpreting information, enabling us to recognize meaningful objects and events
The tendency for vision to dominate the other senses
Means "an organized whole"
These psychologists emphasize our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful wholes
The whole is greater than the sum of its part
The organization of the visual field into objects (figures) that stand out from their surroundings (ground)
The perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into groups that we understand