decay theory


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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.