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Max Wertheimer

Max Wertheimer (1880–1943) was the founder of Gestalt psychology. He taught at the universities of Berlin and Frankfurt and at the New School for Social Research in New York.

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There are few articles in science that remain relevant over a span of 100 years; Max Wertheimer’s pioneering experimental studies on apparent motion and figural organization are notable exceptions. Wertheimer’s 1912 account of motion perception started a revolution and established the Gestalt school of psychology. It also paved the way for further investigations of apparent motion perception, including subsequent research by Oliver Braddick, Stuart Anstis, Vilaynur Ramachandran, and others.