| || Wolfgang Metzger Award 2009|| |
Department of Sciences of Languages, Laboratory of Psychophysics
University of Sassari, Italy
in recognition to his research paper
"New Gestalt Principles of Perceptual Organization: An Extension from Grouping to Shape and Meaning"
The paper winning the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2009 tries to extend the known Gestalt principles of perceptual organization (grouping, shape formation) to visual meaning, arriving at a new theory of perceptual organization based on this interrelated tripartition of forms.
The award ceremony and the award winner's lecture were part of the program of the 16th Scientific Convention of the GTA (March 26-26, 2009, Osnabrueck, Germany).
The award lecture of Baingio Pinna, titled "New Gestalt Principles of Perceptual Organization: An Extension from Grouping to Shape and Meaning" will be published in
Gestalt Theory - An International Multidisciplinary Journal
vol. 32(1), March 2010.
This award - presented by the international multidisciplinary Society
for Gestalt Theory and its Applications (GTA)- is named in honor of
our late honorary chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang
Metzger who was one of the most eminent exponents of the second generation
of the Berlin school of Gestalt theory.
To qualify for this award applicants had to submit a scientific paper (in German or English language) which contributes to research or application on basis of Gestalt theory in the natural sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, or the economic sciences; e.g. the paper could deal with a subject from psychology, medicine, architecture, or any other field of research or application based on Gestalt theory.