decay theory


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

de·cay the·o·ry

a theory of forgetting based on the premise that an engram or memory trace dissipates progressively with time during the interval when it is not activated.

de·cay the·ory

(dĕ-kā' thē'ŏr-ē)
A theory of forgetting based on the premise that an engram or memory trace dissipates progressively with time during the interval when it is not activated.
References in periodicals archive ?
These proceedings of the conference held in June 2004 in Odessa, Ukraine pay tribute to the great scientist who developed the alpha and beta decay theory and the Big Bang theory.
After a brief introduction Lipkin describes the specification of the initial and final states, shows allowed beta decay in words and pictures, describes angular momentum in beta decay and allowed beta decay with formulas, and closes by showing the connection with beta decay theory.