Memory Reconsolidation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123868939
  • ISBN-13: 9780123868930
  • DDC: 153.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 334 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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As little as 10 years ago, it was believed that memory went from short to long term via one consolidation practice that made that memory intractable. Since then, research has shown that long-term memories can be activated, modified, and reconsolidated in their new form. This research indicates that memories are more dynamic than once believed. And understanding how this process works and helping people to redefine established memories can be clinically useful if those memories lead to problems, as is the case in post-traumatic stress disorder. This book provides a comprehensive overview of research on memory reconsolidation; what this has to say about the formation, storage, and changeability of memory; and the potential applications of this research to treating clinical disorders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Discovery of Memory Reconsolidation.
2: The Dynamic Nature of Memory.
3: Mechanisms and Functions of Hippocampal Memory Reconsolidation.
4: Reconsolidation of Pavlovian Conditioned Defense Responses in the Amygdala.
5: Memory Reconsolidation:Lingering Consolidation and the Dynamic Memory Trace.
6: Memory Reconsolidation Versus Extinction.
7: Memory Reconsolidation and Extinction in Invertebrates: Evolutionarily Conserved Characteristics of Memory Reprocessing and Restabilization.
8: Using Reconsolidation and Extinction to Weaken Fear Memories in Animal Models.
9: Reconsolidation in Humans.
10: Reconsolidation of Declarative Memory.
11: Episodic Memory Reconsolidation: An Update.
12: Disrupting Consolidation and Reconsolidation of Human Emotional Memory with Propranolol.
13: The Translational Potential of Memory Reconsolidation.
14: Memory Reconsolidation, Trace Reassociation and the Freudian Unconscious.