memory trace

noun

Definition of memory trace

  1. :  a transient or long-term change in the brain that represents something (such as an experience) encoded as a memory :  engram

1901

First Known Use of memory trace

1901


Medical Dictionary

memory trace

noun

Medical Definition of memory trace

  1. :  a transient or long-term change in the brain that represents something (such as an experience) stored as a memory :  engram <… a class of drugs that changes the rules about how a memory is encoded and how strong a memory trace is …—New Scientist, 28 May 2005>


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