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Gestalt grouping principles define rules or factors for how discrete elements in the sensory field are grouped perceptually (Wertheimer 1938).
Palmer (1992) divided grouping principles into intrinsic and induced ones.
In the spatio-temporal domain, where the basic questions "when," "how long," "how often," "what is the trend" are added, and particularly when dealing with animated representations, perceptual organization is further influenced by the Gestalt grouping principles "objective set" and "common fate.
The objective set and common fate grouping principles were assumed to have more impact in this way.