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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.]
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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
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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.
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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"
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Translations

en·gram

n. engrama;
marca permanente hecha en el protoplasma por un estímulo pasajero;
vestigio o visión imborrable producida por una experiencia sensorial.
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The state of equilibrium before the stimulus may be called the "primary indifference-state"; that after the cessation of the stimulus, the "secondary indifference-state." We define the "engraphic effect" of a stimulus as the effect in making a difference between the primary and secondary indifference-states, and this difference itself we define as the "engram" due to the stimulus.
These two laws together represent in part a hypothesis (the engram), and in part an observable fact.
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.
They are explained without it by Semon's "engram," or by any theory which regards the results of experience as embodied in modifications of the brain and nerves.
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.
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Change #1 is "Less rote memorization; more self-discovery." The basic concept here is that reinforcement psychology will be replaced by a pedagogy that recognizes that "learning occurs at a memory engram level," with engrams being "the most fundamental elements of human memory." These engrams are formed into thoughts, ideas, and behaviors as a natural process as opposed to "regurgitating facts and memorizing formulas...." According to Murray and Prueitt, giving struggling students the freedom of selecting a topic, then "thinking, reflecting, and writing about it," "activates learning at an engrammic level."