memory trace


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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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The meanings of the Memory trace are constantly evolving, with diffuse ramifications and inter-retro-reactions.
These results suggest a deficit in the initial steps of cortical tagging of memory traces associated with brain aging in SC compared to EE animals and demonstrate that exposure to stimulating environmental conditions preserves remote recall of declarative memory abilities in aged mice by promoting system consolidation through the activation of epigenetic regulatory processes crucial for coding and consolidation of cortical mnemonic traces.
The research revealed that an incoming memory trace is actually deposited simultaneously in the hippocampus and the neocortex--as well as in the basolateral amygdala, a repository for memories' emotional associations.
Memory Traces explores this specific theme by targeting five Mesoamerican archaeological sites: Teotihuacan, El Tajin, Tula, Chichen Itza, and Tonina (all located in Mexico).
However, it is worthy to note that the MMN highly depends on the presence of a short-term memory trace in the auditory cortex representing the repetitive aspects of the preceding auditory events, which usually lasts for a few seconds.
(199) Sensory information in the form of emotional memory traces often accompanies visual, auditory, and language information as it first enters the brain.
Changing presentation durations should not have created the differing memory trace strength underlying the inaccurate recall of F-items if they received only maintenance processing.
In the Hintzman model a memory trace is a record of an experience or episode which is represented as a trace or vector, an ordered list of features or attributes.
In Craik's words "the memory trace is perhaps not a specific structure located at some point ..., but it is rather an altered potential of the system to carry out certain mental activities provided that the context, task and goals present at the time of learning are also reinstated ...
The memory trace becomes dormant; however, upon adequate stimulation, these traces are still retrievable.
The NMDA receptor is known to be involved in long-term potentiation, which occurs when the postsynaptic neuron produces a memory trace, and "it has been considered a promising target for Alzheimer's therapy" Dr.
* visual cues to help users establish a memory trace (remind customers of the location of previously visited areas of the library).