Impairing existing declarative memory in humans by disrupting reconsolidation.

@article{Chan2013ImpairingED,
  title={Impairing existing declarative memory in humans by disrupting reconsolidation.},
  author={Jason C. K. Chan and Jessica Ann Lapaglia},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 23},
  pages={
          9309-13
        }
}
During the past decade, a large body of research has shown that memory traces can become labile upon retrieval and must be restabilized. Critically, interrupting this reconsolidation process can abolish a previously stable memory. Although a large number of studies have demonstrated this reconsolidation associated amnesia in nonhuman animals, the evidence for its occurrence in humans is far less compelling, especially with regard to declarative memory. In fact, reactivating a declarative memory… CONTINUE READING

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