n. a hypothesis which states that a whole is merely the sum of its parts. First proposed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Kohler. Also, refers to the earlier notion that sensory features are bound together (or bundled) during a conscious experience. Proposed by Prague-born psychologist Max Wertheimer. See binding hypothesis.

BUNDLE HYPOTHESIS: "The bundle hypothesis implies that every human experience is a summation of its parts, meaning all the events leading to it."
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