Source: Nautilus, Mar 2014
Research shows approximately 80 percent of our perception is influenced by visual sense.
In the 1950s, art psychologist Rudolf Arnheim extended gestalt theory into a perception-based theory of knowledge. According to this theory, we do not think in words but in images or Gestalten(forms). This theory is confirmed by scientists: The crucial early breakthroughs that lead to creative resolution of a problem are usually visual.