connectionism

[ kuh-nek-shuh-niz-uhm ]
/ kəˈnɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm /

noun Psychology.

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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Origin of connectionism

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British Dictionary definitions for connectionism

connectionism
/ (kəˈnɛkʃənɪzəm) /

noun

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