How I See: Closure

I’m not talking about the process you go through when you end a relationship and you get together that one last time to yell and scream and each other.   Saying all the nasty things you’ve stored up over the years.

No I’m talking about closure referred to as Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Organization.    Basically our minds will take the information available and apply our personal bias and complete the picture in a form that is familiar and meaningful to us.    See the image below from


I use closure all the time to make my way through the world.   With my triad of tools; memory maps, context and closure.   I can apply my personal experience and bias to my world and function at a much higher level visually than my physical visual acuity or capability.

I call it nodal perception.    In physics you can’t see electrons and neutrons or other sub atomic particles.   Like on a computer hard drive you can’t see the data but you know it’s there.    You know it’s there because of nodal or indirect evidence.    You have an expectation that something is truce.  I can access my document or spreadsheet or email.   So the data must be there even though I can’t see it.

Man the people from Missouri must be spinning in their graves.

Isn’t it ironic that this is basically a pseudo definition of “faith”.

About the Author:

Kyle has ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. Kyle leads a very active live and is besides his professional career involved in many projects for persons who are different.

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