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conversational maxims

the four basic rules governing interpersonal communications. The rules state that such communications should be (a) truthful; (b) as informative as is required; (c) relevant to the matter under discussion; and (d) clear, orderly, and brief. Violations of these maxims are usually presumed to be deliberate or indicative of a cognitive disturbance. [introduced by British-born U.S. philosopher H. Paul Grice (1913–1988)]

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colocalization

colocalization

n. spatial overlap, in particular the presence of more than one neurotransmitter or neurochemical in the same presynaptic terminal or of more than one brain activation in neuroimaging.