connectionism

noun
con·​nec·​tion·​ism | \ kə-ˈnek-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce connectionism (audio) \

Definition of connectionism

: a school of cognitive science that holds that human mental processes (such as learning) can be explained by the computational modeling of neural nets which are thought to simulate the actions of interconnected neurons in the brain

Other Words from connectionism

connectionist \ kə-​ˈnek-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce connectionism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of connectionism

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Connectionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connectionism. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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