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Perhaps seeing where it fails will help with understanding. Consider Forced-Perspective Photography, where the gestalt effect causes your brain to see a false vision of what is actually there.


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One area where Gestalt principles are widely applied is in graphic design: for instance, for logo design. Moving to a field that's a bit bigger, Gestalt principles are also used to guide web design processes. If you're asking not about utilitarian, "artificial" applications of Gestalt theory, but about examples of where it comes into play during ...


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I assume this is a question about perceived mental effort, which is closely related to (though not the same as) cognitive load, and is a specific kind of introspection, or more generally metacognition. In general, introspection tends to rely on self-perceived heuristics, rather than direct insight of mental process, and this is likely the case for mental ...


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