Rules for identifying centers

General rules which identify zones of space that stand out as centers:

  • Sets which appear as entities are often, but not always, locally symmetrical
  • Entities are usually bounded: there is often a sharp change of structure at their edge
  • Some entities are marked by an internal center where there is another change of continuity near the middle of the center itself
  • There is a simplicity and regularity about these sets which marks them as wholes, and makes them function as entities
  • They are often relatively homogenous across their interior, compared with the surrounding space
  • There is a topological connectivity in them which marks them as compact
  • They are usually — not always — convex

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