Law of proximity

Perceptive phenomenon that groups separate entities or events (ex: breaking sound and shout will be understood as causal).


  • Time needs to be allocated for the audience to perceive the separate entities.
  • A considerable amount of the same sound will be perceived as a group (ex: raindrop vs. rainfall)

Related effects: Cause – effect relationship

(Sonnenschein, 2001)

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