Book Definition: The Gestalt principle that we tend to group objects together when they are near each other. Proximity means "nearness."


In Your Own Words



  • The brain tends to group things together with other things that are nearby.
  • Grouping things that are close together.
  • Grouping things together if they are near each other.
  • things that are near each other seem to be grouped together.

Examples/Functions



  • xo xo xo xo xo xo : We would have seen each of the "xo" as separate groups.
  • A group of people sitting together at a table; You may perceive them as friends due to their proximity

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Additional Resources



  1. Proximity
  2. http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/ss/gestaltlaws_4.htm
  3. http://ezinearticles.com/?Gestalt:-Law-of-Proximity&id=120550