Tip #34: Gestalt—Uniform connectedness

When objects are physically connected or are enclosed in a shape, we perceive them as being in a group. All of these must seem so obvious, but look at the examples below. You can see that logically there is nothing that connects the lefthand group of 12 circles—nothing that makes them meaningfully different from the remaining circles. And yet your brain separates them.

Gestalt principles of uniform connectedness

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