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


Medical Dictionary

memory trace

noun

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 Scientist28 May 2005

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