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connectionism

[kuh-nek-shuh-niz-uh m] /kəˈnɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun, Psychology
1.
the theory that all mental processes can be described as the operation of inherited or acquired bonds between stimulus and response.
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connectionism

/kəˈnɛkʃənɪzəm/
noun
1.
(psychol) the theory that the connections between brain cells mediate thought and govern behaviour
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Contemporary definitions for connectionism
noun

an approach in artificial intelligence to recreate the connections between nodes of information, in a network or hierarchy, that is equivalent to the brain's connections; also called [parallel distributed processing]

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