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engram

 [en´gram]
a lasting mark or trace. In psychology, it is the lasting trace left in the psyche by anything that has been experienced psychically; a latent memory picture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

en·gram

(en'gram),
In the mnemic hypothesis, a physical change or memory trace made on the central nervous system of an organism as a result of experience or the repetition of stimuli.
[G. en, in, + gramma, mark]
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engram

Fringe psychiatry/Dianetics
A traumatic memory that prevents a person from achieving self-fulfillment; it is believed that engrams can be removed by a therapist (“auditor”) using an “E-meter”, which measures galvanic skin response.

Psychiatry
A memory trace, a neurophysiological process that accounts for persistent memory.
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en·gram

(en'gram)
In the mnemonic hypothesis, a physical habit or memory trace made on the protoplasm of an organism by the repetition of stimuli.
[G. en, in, + gramma, mark]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The engrams, or memory traces, of this particular experience are known to be located in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, a key brain area for memory processing.
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The information stored by synaptic changes in neural networks (the memory engram) is only a small part of a much larger system that involves such processes as perception and emotion, synthesis and analysis, speech, and writing.
The so-called "black matriarchy" is class related (Wilson, 1978; Engram, 1982).