memory trace

noun

Definition of memory trace

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

First Known Use of memory trace

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Memory trace.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/memory%20trace. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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memory trace

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Medical Definition of memory trace

: 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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