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Medical Term:

mnemic hypothesis


the theory that stimuli or irritants leave definite traces (engrams) on the protoplasm of the animal, and when these stimuli are regularly repeated they induce a habit that persists after the stimuli cease.

Synonym(s): mnemic theory, mnemism, Semon-Hering theory

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