apperceptive mass

ap·per·cep·tive mass

the existing knowledge base in a similar or related area with which new perceptual material is articulated.
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Those possessing the greater strength join with others in an apperceptive mass and persist at the level of consciousness.
Instruction was a matter of deciding what presentations should be offered to students and how best to tie these presentations together into apperceptive masses.