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grouping

The classification of individual traits according to a shared characteristic.
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PROCEDURE FOR REVERSE GROUPING. PRINCIPLE: DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES IN THE PATIENT'S SERUM WITH KNOWN COMMERCIAL ANTISERA.

blood grouping

Classification of blood of different individuals according to agglutinating and hemolyzing qualities before making a blood transfusion.
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perceptual grouping

The processing of information derived from nerves in the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin, and any other sensory structures. This function helps in understanding the environment and forming a coherent image of what is perceived.
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Specifically, the main objective is to examine the effects of the relative strength of grouping principles acting alone or in cooperation and competition between intrinsic and extrinsic principles.
Each block of trials consisted of a random presentation of all the displays (rightward and leftward displays) corresponding to each experimental condition: nonproximity displays, grouping principles acting alone displays, and combined principles displays (cooperation or competition).
Gestalt grouping principles define rules or factors for how discrete elements in the sensory field are grouped perceptually (Wertheimer 1938).