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 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.
199) Sensory information in the form of emotional memory traces often accompanies visual, auditory, and language information as it first enters the brain.
Use of the proposed mental processes for delayed testing leads to those items retrieved below the threshold of identification with stronger memory trace strength to be slightly biased for reporting as R-items, even if those items were followed by a forget instruction at study.
Before illustrating the process of trace or frame activation shown in figure 1, we summarize the main elements of our framework: (i) attribute-an ordered list of features related to an episode which represents a memory trace, a record of an experience or a frame; (ii) probe-an active representation of an experience, which is assumed to activate the memory traces according to its similarity to the attributes; (iii) frame-a schematic representation of information associated with each memory trace.
Distributive memory theories suggest that memories of complex events are not stored as single memory traces, but as a series of individual traces that are placed in separate memory locations.
But again their approach implies that the results of perceptual and imaginative operations are stored in memory and subjects' reproductions reflect the contents and processes of these memory traces.
8) Libeskind's house for the Jewish Museum is composed of innumerable memory traces.
Often it does much more creatively, to attract more attention and leave more memory traces: "Buy A," "A, the Outstanding Coffee," "A, Made from Selected Beans," or "New" (although New by itself will hardly leave a longterm memory trace for A).
Abhinava's specific account of the processes of blocking parts of a signified, semantemes, as Lacan calls them, is similar to the psycho-linguistic account of repression, foreclosure, censorship, and the subsequent transformation of the signifier: the return of the repressed (and repudiated) memory trace.
After new information enters the brain through the senses, the memory trace is held briefly in the hippocampus as a short-term memory, and then either discarded or relayed to the cortex, where it is consolidated as a long-term memory.
by repeatedly looking it up on the internet) does not create a solid, lasting memory trace in the same way.
As explained by Llucs Fuentemilla, project coordinator, the study "helps explain how the processing of fearful memories can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and also opens the door to the investigation of new therapeutic strategies for these disorders because the implicit memory trace in a fearful context does not loose over time and can be detected through electrodermal measures.