memory trace

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memory engram

or memory trace
An engram.

memory trace

(Psychology) psychol the hypothetical structural alteration in brain cells following learning. See also engram


(ˈɛn græm)

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.
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Noun1.memory trace - a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memorymemory trace - 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"
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by repeatedly looking it up on the internet) does not create a solid, lasting memory trace in the same way.
As explained by Llucs Fuentemilla, project coordinator, the study "helps explain how the processing of fearful memories can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and also opens the door to the investigation of new therapeutic strategies for these disorders because the implicit memory trace in a fearful context does not loose over time and can be detected through electrodermal measures.
of how a memory trace is laid down in a nerve cell or neuron.
Earlier research suggested that this spacing effect is the product of the transfer of the memory trace from the flocculus, a cerebellar cortex region which connects to motor nuclei involved in eye movement, to another brain region known as the vestibular nuclei.
Cecelia, 25, has teamed up with producer Don Todd for the project, which has the working title The Memory Trace.
As Hintzman points out, his model originated from the theory of Semon (1923) which assumed that each learning experience leaves behind its own memory trace or 'engram'.
Its rituals of memory trace a series of destructions: destruction of the faithless, destruction of the enemy, destruction of the innocent, destruction of trust between the people and God.
He said: 'Poor memory performance is often characterised as decay of the memory trace and many older adults say their memories are deteriorating as they grow older.
visual cues to help users establish a memory trace (remind customers of the location of previously visited areas of the library).
Libeskind has also contrived to establish the memory trace of the Berlin cinematic landscape/streetscape of the 1920s.
In both instances, the archival nature of the memory trace distinguishes it from the empiricist engram.
To open up a memory trace for reconsolidation interference, it is important that retrieval of the memory is accompanied by surprise or prediction error (PE; a discrepancy between the memory and what actually happens), as we demonstrated in a break-through study in Science (Sevenster, Beckers, & Kindt, 2013).