Nascent Perception

Pure memory

Bergson, Henry (1896 / 1919). Matter and Memory. London: George Allen & Unwin. Ltd. S.170.

We have distinguished three processes, pure memory, memory-image, and perception, of which no one, in fact, occurs apart from the others. Perception is never a mere contact of the mind with the object present; it is impregnated with memory-images which complete it as they interpret it. The memory-image, in its turn, partakes of the ›pure memory‹ which it begins to materialize, and of the perception in which it tends to embody itself: regarded from the latter point of view, it might be defined as a nascent perception.