Gestalt Principles and Why We Search for 'The Whole'

Oct 24, 2015

Have you ever wondered how our brains make sense of objects? How we know a book is a book and a glass of milk is a glass of milk, as opposed to the particles that make up those things?

Scientists have wondered a lot about this, especially a group of German psychologists from the Berlin School of Experimental Psychology. They we're interested in how we understand and make meaningful perceptions out of a very chaotic world. Out of their work we get gestalt principles. 

 


In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what is meant by gestalt principals, and how we can observe our brains are functioning within this arena of organization.