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en·gram

(ĕn′grăm′)
n.
A physical alteration of neural tissue in the brain, posited to explain how memories are formed.

[German Engramm : en- + Greek -gramma, -gram.]

engram

(ˈɛnɡræm)
n
(Psychology) psychol the physical basis of an individual memory in the brain. See also memory trace
[C20: from German Engramm, from Greek en- in + gramma letter]
enˈgrammic, ˌengramˈmatic adj

en•gram

(ˈɛn græm)

n.
a presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace.
[1905–10; en-1 + -gram1]
en•gram′mic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.engram - a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memoryengram - a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memory
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
Translations

en·gram

n. engrama;
marca permanente hecha en el protoplasma por un estímulo pasajero;
vestigio o visión imborrable producida por una experiencia sensorial.
References in classic literature ?
In fact, it is not an isolated stimulus that leaves an engram, but the totality of the stimuli at any moment; consequently any portion of this totality tends, if it recurs, to arouse the whole reaction which was aroused before.
Concerning the nature of an engram, Semon confesses that at present it is impossible to say more than that it must consist in some material alteration in the body of the organism ("Die mnemischen Empfindungen," p.
I am inclined to think that, in the present state of physiology, the introduction of the engram does not serve to simplify the account of mnemic phenomena.
The theory of the engram, or any similar theory, has to maintain that, given a body and brain in a suitable state, a man will have a certain memory, without the need of any further conditions.
Chaparrals continuing their academic and athletic careers are Edmond McGhee, Murray State; Malik Johnson, Houston Baptist; Evander Craft, University of Toledo; Shannon Hall, Ball State University; Adam Valiga, Eastern Kentucky University; Kaelub Newman, Indiana State; Paul Engram, Illinois State; Nick Wadsworth, Idaho State; Joel Blankenship, Southern Illinois; Eddie Scott, Lake Erie College; and Darrin McDaniel, Lake Erie College.
The weapons have a small chance of dropping each time you get a Legendary weapon or engram.
Engram also drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for grabbing his crotch after scoring a touchdown in Week 2 against the Lions.
Seeing an Exotic engram popping up on your screen, hastily travelling to the hub area to decode it, and finding that it contains just the weapon you need to take your Guardian to the next level of combat proficiency (not to mention style) is as satisfying a gaming experience as you can hope to find today.
But on the ensuing possession, the Giants gave the ball right back to the Lions when Manning's pass intended for Evan Engram was picked off by Tahir Whitehead.
Scientists used light to turn individual memory cells, called engram cells, on and off in memory regions within the brains of mice to closely observe how memory circuits work.
En la investigacion "Memory Retrieval by Activating Engram Cells in Mouse Models of Early Alzheimer's Disease (Recuperacion de la memoria mediante la activacion de las celulas de engrama en modelos de raton, en fase temprana de la enfermedad de Alzheimer), publicada en linea en la revista Nature el 16 de marzo pasado, se informa de los resultados de un experimento con ratones enfermos de Alzheimer.
During fear conditioning, researchers used a virus to deliver a gene into the dentate gyrus, which labeled active engram cells.