Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Rethinking perceptual organization: The role of uniform connectedness
Stephen Palmer and Irvin
This paper described an addition to the Gestalt principles that connected those higher level principles to lower level perception. Called uniform connectedness, the new principle says that visual elements connected by lines or by common regions of pattern or color are perceived as groups. Moreover, these groups are formed before groups formed by the traditional principles such as proximity, creating a hierarchy of grouping. Other lower level visual functions can break uniform connectedness groups into subgroups.