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connectionism

[kuh-nek-shuh-niz-uh m]
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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

noun
  1. psychol the theory that the connections between brain cells mediate thought and govern behaviour
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