AUTOCHTHONOUS GESTALT

a perceptual pattern that is created by internal factors (autochthonous forces) rather than factors of the external stimulus, or the outer environment.

AUTOCHTHONOUS GESTALT: "An autochthonous Gestalt is created when a person sees a pattern in a stimulus that is solely seen via perception."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOCHTHONOUS GESTALT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autochthonous-gestalt/ (accessed October 25, 2020).
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