nounPsychology , dated
1The mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses.
- Where people differ is in the way that each of them typically makes use of the equipment; and this typical mode of apperception and responsiveness is what is meant in psychology by their type.
- This could throw additional light upon the unconscious psychodynamic processes governing the perception and apperception, both sensory and extrasensory, of potentially threatening stimuli.
- From seashore strands to moors and mountains, from sand specks and protozoa to all-embracing panoramas, knowing and feeling were conjoined, not conflicting, modes of apperception.
1.1Fully conscious perception: an immediate apperception of a unity lying beyond
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- He was the first to distinguish explicitly between perception and apperception, i.e., roughly between awareness and self-awareness.
- Self-consciousness, or the subject of the transcendental unity of apperception, was likewise impervious to cognition from the Kantian standpoint.
- These kinds of mental acts seem to be less naturally treated as atomic elements in a bundle, bound by a passive unity of apperception.
- Example sentences
- A common symptom of apperceptive visual agnosia is prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces.
- There is a further analogy in how you incorporate what you learn into your entire apperceptive mass.
- In fact, the distinction between apperceptive and associative agnosia has several limitations.
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