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A single standard for memory: the case for reconsolidation.

Authors
  • Nader, Karim
  • Hardt, Oliver
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature reviews. Neuroscience
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2009
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
224–234
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/nrn2590
PMID: 19229241
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Consolidated memories can re-enter states of transient instability following reactivation, from which they must again stabilize in order to persist, contradicting the previously dominant view that memory and its associated plasticity mechanisms progressively and irreversibly decline with time. We witness exciting times, as neuroscience begins embracing a position, long-held in cognitive psychology, that recognizes memory as a principally dynamic process. In light of remaining controversy, we here establish that the same operational definitions and types of evidence underpin the deduction of both reconsolidation and consolidation, thus validating the extrapolation that post-retrieval memory plasticity reflects processes akin to those that stabilized the memory following acquisition.

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