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1. Conscious perception with full awareness.
2. The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.

[New Latin apperceptiō, apperceptiōn- : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin perceptiō, perception; see perception.]

ap′per·cep′tive (-sĕp′tĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.apperceptive - able to relate new percepts to past experience
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
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(16) No original: The apperceptive activities that reductive forms encourage open a distance between the viewer and the work.
McDowell also maintains that his heterodox interpretation reveals a hitherto neglected but all-important implication of the LBD, namely, that, for Hegel, "empirical consciousness becomes apperceptive consciousness" (2009: 164).
Some of them regard empathy as an inborn mechanism, others as a learned phenomenon; whereas some researchers distinguish several types of empathy: mood-related (developed by feeling the subject in an observed piece of art), apperceptive (based on visual and auditory apperception), intellectual (being the basis for speech development, as speech has always been a reflection of intellectual development, from primitive forms to those occurring today), and ethical (consisting of altruistic acts, which are the basis for creating societies) [4-9].
(3) Visual agnosias are classed as either apperceptive or associative.
It is highlighted that the organ donation may be done with living individuals, in cases such as liver, kidneys, lungs and marrow, or in encephalic death case, which, according to the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM), represents the irreversible stop of encephalic functions characterized as apperceptive coma, with the absence of motor response and apnea (CFM, 1997).
Through the experience of a protagonist who cannot form new long-term memories, Memento dramatizes the apperceptive condition described by Ellsberg, in which "the same patterns" are "repeated ...
More precisely, for McDowell "Lordship and Bondage" represents the becoming of empirical consciousness into apperceptive consciousness.
(83) In Kant (and, by extension, Henrich) unity is an apperceptive achievement which "precedes a priori all concepts of combination." (84) For Plato, eidos grounds intelligibility as that one within manyness that is open to noesis.
Marcian takes up the role of a Father for this "child who is different from the others, physically frail, feeble in spirit, serious in character," for whom Elena has no feelings, and he does this in the full sense of an absolute paternity, cumulating the qualities of both parents, becoming an entity which, exacerbating his protective abilities, ends up seemingly absorbing the feeble creature in his profoundly apperceptive being, serving as an amplifier for the indecipherable murmur of the other's life: "He had been a fearful child, not clever, nor lively; it was Mark only that animated him, gave him strength.
Subjects addressed in the text include art and projective methods, the draw-a-person test and body language, thematic apperceptive techniques inform a science of individuality, and others.
Call these regulative traditions apperceptive organs or mental hahits or whatever you will, there is no thinking without them.
Objectivity is a function, a product, of the synthetic activity through which consciousness brings about its own apperceptive unity.