decay theory

n.

The theory of memory loss that holds that an engram deteriorates progressively with time during the interval when it is not activated.

Nearby words

  1. diamante,
  2. diamantiferous,
  3. diamantina,
  4. diamantine,
  5. diamanté,
  6. diametral,
  7. diametric,
  8. diametrical,
  9. diametrically,
  10. diamide


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