Filling in the World's Gaps

filling inJC writes, “The broken triangle is an illustration of the Gestalt law of closure. The law of closure demonstrates how the mind creates wholes out of parts – and a world out of sensory information – by “filling in the gaps.” Although I’m no longer a professional social scientist, the law is a useful one in the realm of public policy where I’m currently employed. Personally, I use it as a reminder to stay humble, because you never know how much of the world you’re making up as you go along.”

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2 thoughts on “Filling in the World's Gaps

  1. I love this. It explains so much…assumptions, lack of communication..just the little things we don’t know that we (unknowingly?) make up.

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