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memory trace

[′mem·rē ′trās]
(physiology)
(psychology)
An experience intentionally forgotten but not fully repressed, which may result in the development of a neurotic conflict.
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199) Sensory information in the form of emotional memory traces often accompanies visual, auditory, and language information as it first enters the brain.
Following a delay, items with strong memory traces strength are not automatically assigned a remember tag.
We might notice that the whole activation process is highly context-specific: how a concept emerges will vary according to which episodic or memory traces have been activated by the probe.
These conditions can result in auditors encoding a number of memory traces for one audit client that are similar in nature to the memory traces they have recently stored for a different audit client.
In Craik's words "the memory trace is perhaps not a specific structure located at some point .
visual cues to help users establish a memory trace (remind customers of the location of previously visited areas of the library).
Libeskind has also contrived to establish the memory trace of the Berlin cinematic landscape/streetscape of the 1920s.
Divided Memory traces the pressure points within West Germany's checkered history, from the recurrent debates on extending the statutes of limitations on Nazi war criminals through the establishment of a German-Israeli political alliance and the challenges posed by the further integration of Holocaust discourse (the American television docudrama Holocaust aired in the Federal Republic in 1979, and the famous historians' debate on the uniqueness of the Jewish catastrophe followed in 1985-86, precisely when Reagan visited Bitburg).
Instead, the aim is, or should be, for the advertisements to help publicize the brand itself, to leave idiosyncratic memory traces for it, and, possibly, longer-term memory associations with it.
In this section, Abhinava refers to Kalidasa's famous verse in Sakuntala, where the poet attributes the stirrings of Dusyanta's and Sakuntala's (erotic) desire for each other, the consequent restlessness of their otherwise tranquil hearts, to latent impressions, memory traces left by attachments long forgotten, formed perhaps in another time and place.
In addition, as we have already noted, the suggestive analogy between the German lady's bald head and her dead lover's skull further enhances the powerful memory traces of the famous scene.