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memory trace

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* THE STRUCTURES OF organized death make Memory traces because they arise from death.
In the process of associative memory formation, consolidation, and maintenance, the hippocampus is believed to integrate, in the form of an anatomical index, information transmitted from distributed cortical networks that support the various features of a whole experience [34], rapidly merging these different features into a coherent memory trace. Consolidation of this new memory trace at the cortical level would then occur slowly via repeated and coordinated reactivation of hippocampal-cortical networks in order to progressively increase the strength and stability of corticocortical connections that represent the original experience.
When we take in sensory information, a memory trace is transmitted by neurons across communication points among neurons (synapses) and distributed among regions of the brain associated with smell, taste, sight, hearing or feeling.
While the inclusive approach to theory, methodology, and different scales of space is successful in the individual chapters, the utility of connecting historically grounded approaches to the notion of "memory traces" via a contemporary artist is not entirely clear.
Scientist Martin Chadwick added that a larger CA3 might contain more neurons or more connections between neurons, which could allow greater physical separation of the different memory traces.
(177) In the initial moments of encoding, when memory traces enter the thinking brain via the senses, electrical activity is discharged through millions of neurons in the brain regions associated with those senses.
Thompson, "Disruption of classical eyelid conditioning after cerebellar lesions: damage to a memory trace system or a simple performance deficit?" Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
In the context of long-term memory, individuals with mental retardation show difficulties in finding efficient encoding strategies, but once the material has been successfully stored, recovering the memory trace may be achieved.
The enhanced rehearsal devoted to R-items, following their segregation from F-items, leads to stronger memory traces and superior recall.
Before illustrating the process of trace or frame activation shown in figure 1, we summarize the main elements of our framework: (i) attribute-an ordered list of features related to an episode which represents a memory trace, a record of an experience or a frame; (ii) probe-an active representation of an experience, which is assumed to activate the memory traces according to its similarity to the attributes; (iii) frame-a schematic representation of information associated with each memory trace.
Articulating Life's Memory traces the intricate and often subtle linkages among women's bodies, medical examination techniques and technologies, public morality, racial anxieties, and cultural memory formation that together articulated the premises for an antiabortion rhetoric tied to maternal responsibilities for the integrity of American cultural life.
"Enhanced hippocampus activity during slow wave sleep reflects the processing of memory traces, which eventually leads to an improvement in performance the next day," the scientists conclude in the Oct.