Student or Learner
From Seven Lies by James Lasdun:
"...the things my father had brought back from America - my Slinky, my diver's watch, my skyscraper pens. Haveing neglected them for a while, I once again found myself gratefully appreciating these objects. I pored over them, feeling them dilate in my mind until the world they connoted - snatches of imagined music, imagined flavors and textures, intimations of freer, larger human types - was more vividly present to me than my own surroundings."
What are "intimations of freer" and "larger human types"?