I’m not sure if this is what you are seeking information about, but hopefully it will answer your questions. Samuel Taylor Coleridge proposed the notion that there were two types of imagination. The primary imagination is the way a mind perceives and understands situations exactly as they are or appear to be. The secondary imagination is the way our minds reconstruct events and situations in relationship to our own worlds and understandings of that world. The idea is kind of synergetic in that the parts and pieces when put together have a greater value than their individual worth.