Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Neuron. 2002 Oct 24;36(3):340-3.

Systems-level reconsolidation: reengagement of the hippocampus with memory reactivation.

Author information

  • 1Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

Abstract

Certain types of memories are dependent on the hippocampus for a short period of time following training, after which they are no longer susceptible to hippocampal manipulations. Having completed this initial consolidation process, a memory may once again engage the hippocampus (undergo reconsolidation) when recalled. Two studies in the current issue of Neuron make important advances in our understanding of reconsolidation but reach different conclusions about the modifiability of old memories.

PMID:
12408838
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk