Trace Decay

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Trace Decay.

Suggests that learning causes a physical change in the neutral network creating a memory trace of 'engram'.

Hebb (1949) looked at the brain and showed a memory occurs when a group of nerve cells excite (stimulate).

For a memory trace to be created, it must be reinforced through repetition. If it's not reinforced it will weaken and decay causing forgetting.

Trace decay explains forgetting as…


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