Definition of memory trace in English:

memory trace

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noun

  • A hypothetical permanent change in the nervous system brought about by memorizing something; an engram.
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    • Under some conditions, there is no evidence of an impaired memory trace, just as McCloskey found; under other conditions, there is some evidence of trace impairment or at least alteration of the memory trace.
    • This additional viewing of the target locations was included to facilitate participants' visual memory of the target location, as there was a reason to believe that the visual memory trace may degrade with time.
    • Apparently, the activation occurring with this positive information was not sufficient to leave a memory trace for these adjectives.

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