Harnessing reconsolidation to weaken fear and appetitive memories: A meta-analysis of post-retrieval extinction effects.

@article{Kredlow2016HarnessingRT,
  title={Harnessing reconsolidation to weaken fear and appetitive memories: A meta-analysis of post-retrieval extinction effects.},
  author={M Alexandra Kredlow and Leslie D Unger and Michael W Otto},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={314-36}
}
A new understanding of the mechanisms of memory retrieval and reconsolidation holds the potential for improving exposure-based treatments. Basic research indicates that following fear extinction, safety and fear memories may compete, raising the possibility of return of fear. One possible solution is to modify original fear memories through reconsolidation interference, reducing the likelihood of return of fear. Postretrieval extinction is a behavioral method of reconsolidation interference… CONTINUE READING
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