1. Philosophy of the mind where the notion that conscious experience results but can't be reduced to a brain process. 2. The idea that higher order phenomena come from lower order ones.See epigenetic theory.

EMERGENCE: "Emergence sees high order phenomena comes from lower order ones."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EMERGENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/emergence/ (accessed September 28, 2021).