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memory trace

noun, Psychology
Origin of memory trace
1920-25 Unabridged
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for memory trace

memory trace

(psychol) the hypothetical structural alteration in brain cells following learning See also engram
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memory trace in Medicine

memory trace n.
An engram.

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