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A theory related to memory and the effects of external and internal factors associated with forgetting

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How might memory be influenced by internal and external factors?
Please explain your answer and provide examples preferably from your own life experience. What role does emotion play in memory? Please provide examples from your own life experience in your response

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A theory related to memory and the effects of external and internal factors associated with forgetting involves the concept of a memory trace. A memory trace is some physical change in the brain, perhaps in a neuron or in the activity between neurons, which occurs when a memory is formed. Over time, if these traces are not used they may decay, fading into nothing. A real life example of this would be what happens when several people walk across a particular patch of grass, causing a path to appear in which the ...

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