memory trace

noun Psychology.

Origin:
1920–25

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memory trace
 
n
psychol See also engram the hypothetical structural alteration in brain cells following learning

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memory trace n.
An engram.

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The authors argue that this is the precisely the time when, having retrieved a memory trace, the brain can edit it.
The memory trace as well as the affect adhering to the idea are here and can not be exterminated.
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