also engramme noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1908 a hypothetical change in neural tissue postulated in order to account for persistence of memory

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  • Engram — may refer to:*Engram (neuropsychology), a hypothetical means by which memory traces are stored *Engram (Dianetics), a term used in Scientology and Dianetics for a recording of a past painful event not normally accessible to the conscious… …   Wikipedia

  • engram — [en′gram΄] n. [ EN 1 + GRAM] 1. Biol. a hypothetical permanent change produced by a stimulus in the protoplasm of a tissue 2. Psychol. a permanent effect produced in the psyche by stimulation, assumed in explaining persistence of memory engrammic …   English World dictionary

  • engram — /ˈɛngræm/ (say engram) noun 1. Biology the durable mark caused by a stimulus upon protoplasm. 2. Psychology → trace1 (def. 5). {German engramm} …   Australian English dictionary

  • engram —   n. physical memory trace in brain.    ♦ engrammatic, engrammic, a.    ♦ engraphic a. producing engram.    ♦ engraphy, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • engram — s ( met, engram, best. pl. men) minnesspår i hjärnans celler …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • engram — engrammic, adj. /en gram/, n. a presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace. Also called trace. [1905 10; EN 2 + GRAM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Engram — noun a) a rare variant of Ingram. b) an Enneagram, a nine pointed figure …   Wiktionary

  • engram — noun a) A postulated physical or biochemical change in neural tissue that represents a memory. b) A painful, negative mental image representing a past event …   Wiktionary

  • engram — In the mnemic hypothesis, a physical change or memory trace made on the central nervous system of an organism as a result of experience or the repetition of stimuli. [G. en, in, + gramma, mark] * * * en·gram also en·gramme en .gram …   Medical dictionary

  • engram — Synonyms and related words: Mnemosyne, affect memory, anterograde memory, archetypal pattern, archetype, atavism, collective memory, computer memory, disk memory, drum memory, emotional response, father image, image, imago, information storage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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