apperceptive mass

Herbart [Johann Friedrich Herbart] coined the term “apperceptive mass” to indicate that an idea becomes conscious not in isolation, but only in assimilation with a complex of other ideas already in consciousness.

Icognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

by David Engleman

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