Law of Similarity

Perceptive phenomenon that groups the same entities or events even with considerable break in time.

Law of closure

Perceptive phenomenon that joint two separate entities (ex: lines lying along the same trajectory).

Good continuation

A single sound change in frequency, intensity, location or spectrum is usually smooth and continuous rather than impulsive and abrupt.

Figure and ground

Notion explaining that the perception of similar individual sound becomes a group when three are perceived at the same time

Common fate

Perceptive effect that dictates that one change in several sounds at the same time will affect the all group. Characteristics: Can be applied to individual sound objects or entire environment. Related effects: Cut out (Augoyard, 2006)

Auditory hierarchy

Three levels on which sound commands our attention based on the Gestalt principle of figure and ground