Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Nat Rev Neurosci. 2000 Dec;1(3):216-9.

The labile nature of consolidation theory.

Author information

1
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York 10003, USA. karim@cns.nyu.edu

Abstract

'Consolidation' has been used to describe distinct but related processes. In considering the implications of our recent findings on the lability of reactivated fear memories, we view consolidation and reconsolidation in terms of molecular events taking place within neurons as opposed to interactions between brain regions. Our findings open up a new dimension in the study of memory consolidation. We argue that consolidation is not a one-time event, but instead is reiterated with subsequent activation of the memories.

PMID:
11257912
DOI:
10.1038/35044580
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Nature Publishing Group
Loading ...
Support Center