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apperception

 [ap″er-sep´shun]
conscious discernment of a sensory stimulus, understanding its significance as interpreted through one's own emotional outlook, experiences, and prior knowledge.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ap·per·cep·tion

(ap'er-sep'shŭn),
1. The final stage of attentive perception in which something is clearly apprehended and thus is relatively prominent in awareness; the full apprehension of any psychic content.
2. The process of referring the perception of ideas to one's own personality.
[L. ad, to, + per- cipio, pp. -ceptus, to take wholly, perceive]
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apperception

(ăp′ər-sĕp′shən)
n.
1. Conscious perception with full awareness.
2. The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience.

ap′per·cep′tive (-sĕp′tĭv) adj.
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apperception

Psychiatry Perception modified by personal emotions, memories, biases
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ap·per·cep·tion

(ap'ĕr-sep'shŭn)
1. The final stage of attentive perception in which something is clearly apprehended and thus is relatively prominent in awareness; the full apprehension of any psychic content.
2. The process of referring the perception of ideas to one's own personality.
[L. ad, to, + per- cipio, pp. -ceptus, to take wholly, perceive]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Apperception

The process of understanding through linkage with previous experience.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

apperception 

The ability to perceive and interpret fully any psychic content or sensory stimuli. Example: the apperception aroused by new objects in the visual field that are noticed when entering an unfamiliar room.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Furthermore, although the experience of a natural thing at the lowest level of objective apperception may be the "lowest" in static-phenomenological terms, it is a complex rather than a primitive object, involving, for example, temporal synthesis.
In a text that may have been written around February 1932, Husserl refers to apperception in terms of apprehensional core (the hyletic moment) and apprehension-as (HM8/344).
(44) It is a matter of considerable interpretive controversy just what this second-order perception (and so apperception) is supposed to be.
The proper way to read PNG [sections] 4, on this view, is not as identifying apperception with consciousness full stop, but rather with consciousness of my internal states.