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engram

[′en‚gram]
(neuroscience)
A memory imprint; the alteration that has occurred in nervous tissue as a result of an excitation from a stimulus, which hypothetically accounts for retention of that experience. Also known as memory trace.
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Srnka does not conceal his extra-musical inspiration (for instance, the movements of a bird flock in Engrams), neither does he hide his absorption in issues of compositional technique.
"We have shown for the first time that increasing synaptic connectivity within engram cell circuits can be used to treat memory loss in mouse models of early Alzheimer's disease," says lead author Dheeraj Roy.
Attentional brain activations by reverberating circuits are used to strengthen and complement mnesic engrams in fronto-temporal-parietal crusts so as to integrate knowledge based on learning and divergent stimuli.
The cue combines with the engram to yield a new, emergent entity--the recollective experience of the rememberer--that differs from either of its constituents.
Scientology teaches that we all have our own thetan - and attached to these are destructive engrams, the leftover destructed souls from the mass killings.
One theory is that memory traces are distributed throughout the brain as biophysical or biochemical changes called engrams.
Not to be confused with Hollywood scripts, this technical term denotes mental coding networks--motion-picture engrams, if you like--that, processed in massive parallel, yield the decisions that we make in life.
It's moments of pain and unconsciousness based on 'engrams' which are impressed upon the individual and his mind.
He calls the images of Mnemosyne "engrams," later "photograms," capable of recreating an experience of the past in a spatial configuration (255).
To anyone impervious to the lure of Dianetics, watching doe-eyed tykes expound on engrams, the C-Org, preclears and e-meters (the workings of which are demonstrated in a puppet show) will be funny even without the arched eyebrows implicit in this venture.
This tenant is most vital in the early stages of skill acquisition, a time when the neuromuscular pathways and congruent motor memory engrams are being constructed from scratch.
But the world is full of dark forces called Engrams, which can be cleansed and removed through the work of Dianetics, which was the title of Hubbard's first book.