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Explanations for forgetting
Trace decay ­

A new memory engram is created when you learn something new (a physical change in the brain). If
you rehearse and maintain an engram then it will grown stronger and become a long term memory. If
you do not maintain an engram then it…

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Cue dependent theory (Tulving 1975) ­

Tulving claims that there are two things necessary for recall:

A memory trace
A retrieval cue

Cue dependent theory is based around the belief that a memory trace can only be activated
selectively if there is a retrieval cue.

Tulving says, `we remember an…




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