Fun With Gestalt images
February 28, 2009 3 Comments
When You look at the Image above which do you see first?
the white silhouette figures of two heads ?
or a black Chalice?
or something completely different?
- How bout one to the Right?
- The image of a womans Face?
- or a the profile of a jazzman saxophone player?
Gestalt psychology was introduced by Max Wertheimer in the late 1800s. The first fundamental is: we perceive in organized groups or wholes.
In the pictures above are mostly black and white blotches. we see a chalice faces or a saxophone player through a holistic process called “insight”.
are eyes take in the black and white undefined shades,
This stuff is compared with our memory, expectations and the rest of the biology of our brains…
and we organize the images into the form of Faces, Jazz men triangles that we see in these images.
If you see a Triangle in the left image, you will note that the three lines of triangle are not even in the picture.
A very simple way to explain this holistic process of forming the “gestalts” in these images are:
This simple graph of how we perceive…
becomes more complicated if as we try define “expectation”, “Biology”, and “memory” and learned behaviors separately in this graph, also if we represent conscious and subconscious with circles. Express this entire over a period of time, a graph can be quite interesting.
just for fun try the following:
Red, Black, Yellow, Green, White, Orange.
Quickly say the Color of Each word… (not what the word spells out)
Find this difficult to say the right color? supposedly this is because are stored knowledge of learning colors,
is in a different part of the brain than,
where the brain stores the learned knowledge of language. This creates a conflict when trying to communicate whats observed.
What a complicated process perception is!