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Memory Traces

Much like a computer, the human brain may retain traces of information even after being deleted.These memory traces are physico-chemical manifestations of representations (memories) in the brain. While their existence remains disputed, how might the existence of memory traces bear on developing new procedural and declarative memories? Why is this significant for understanding human cognition?

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The potentiality of the brain retaining traces of information even after being deleted may influence memory as a whole. For one thing, memory traces may intertwine with incoming memories. Thus, when considering long-term storage, is it possible that such "traces" are really a ...

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This solution of 183 words discusses the effects of memory traces in conjunction with long term storage. The understanding of human cognition is also discussed along these lines.