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memory trace

n.
An engram.
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Note that frames and memory traces are shown from top to bottom.
Braude argues against the memory trace theory of explanation, which is used widely in philosophy, psychology, and neurophysiology.
He moves towards nirvahana (the end) carrying with him memory traces of the nihilistic inevitability suggested by his famous lines on the futility of time and desire.
They propose that the birth of new neurons promotes the gradual loss of memory traces from the hippocampus as those memories are transferred elsewhere in the brain for permanent storage.
Without knowing what memory traces are, you really don't have the precise physiological biomarkers to study memory and to reliably evaluate the effectiveness of treatment of memory disorders.
It plays a major role in the ability to develop new memory traces and, consequently, to demonstrate flexible behaviour.
In a new study published this week in an advance, online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Ron Davis, chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Scripps Florida, and Ayako Tonoki-Yamaguchi, a research associate in Davis's lab, took a close look at memory and memory traces in the brains of both young and old fruit flies.
Irwin distinguishes between the "pseudosensory" model of psi and the "memory model," which proposes that ESP is mediated by the activation of appropriate memory traces rather than being analogous to a sensory experience.
One theory is that memory traces are distributed throughout the brain as biophysical or biochemical changes called engrams.
I am not reading anything in particular, but I am receiving intrusive images: Some letters from the field, unpinnable memory traces, perhaps from Goethe or Flaubert.
Specifically, encoding is thought to rely on pattern separation, a process that makes overlapping, or similar, representations more distinct, whereas retrieval is thought to depend on pattern completion, a process that increases overlap by reactivating related memory traces.