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engram, memory tracenoun
a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memory
an Enneagram, a nine-pointed figure.
N-gram, a subsequence.
A postulated physical or biochemical change in neural tissue that represents a memory.
A painful, negative mental image representing a past event.
A surname, a rare variant of Ingram.
Engrams are a hypothetical means by which memory traces are stored as biophysical or biochemical changes in the brain in response to external stimuli. They are also sometimes thought of as a neural network or fragment of memory, sometimes using a hologram analogy to describe its action in light of results showing that memory appears not to be localized in the brain. The existence of engrams is posited by some scientific theories to explain the persistence of memory and how memories are stored in the brain. The existence of neurologically defined engrams is not significantly disputed, though their exact mechanism and location has been a focus of persistent research for many decades.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Engram is ranked #15449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Engram surname appeared 1,896 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Engram.
71.7% or 1,361 total occurrences were Black.
21.2% or 403 total occurrences were White.
4% or 77 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.3% or 45 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of engram in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of engram in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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